Rid­ing high at Brook­lyn fair

The Leader (Tasman) - - OUT & ABOUT -

If the ex­pres­sion on Liam Sten­house’s face was any­thing to go by, last week­end’s Brook­lyn School Book and Coun­try Fair was a huge suc­cess.

The Motueka two-year-old got to em­bark on his first ever horse ride around the school’s sports field, and, ac­cord­ing to his mother Rachelle, he ab­so­lutely loved it.

The fair, which has been held for more than a decade, is a ma­jor fundraiser for the school.

This year the school grounds were fur­nished with bouncy cas­tles, face-paint­ing, plenty of food stalls, and the school’s cus­tom­ary plant stall.

As al­ways, there was also the al­lure of a plethora of sec­ond­hand books.

Although at­ten­dance and tak­ings were a lit­tle down on pre­vi­ous years, Friends of the School com­mit­tee mem­ber Mel Ne­wall said that, on the bright side, this added to the laid-back at­mos­phere at Satur­day’s event.

She said that the Brook­lyn fair’s point of dif­fer­ence was that there were real bar­gains to be had, with ‘‘lit­tle bits and pieces that made it a gen­uine fair for ev­ery­one’’.


A very happy Liam and Rachelle Sten­house.

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