Riding high at Brooklyn fair
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.