Christmas parade is taking shape
Around 50 Christmas themed floats will set out form the Railway Land this Sunday at 2pm for the seasonal procession round The Square.
Kairanga Lions parade organiser Carol Kelly says the number of participants is down on last year’s despite there being 11 new entrants this time.
‘‘People come and go, and interest and involvement is still pretty strong,’’ she says.
This year sees a reintroduction of a decorated bike class that was popular during parades in the 60s and 70s.
‘‘Primary school children have been invited to decorate their bikes, and they can ride them in the parade. We’ve sent it out to primary schools and we’ve got quite a few entries, but there is still room for more.’’
Entries are available on the website PNChristmasparade.org.nz
‘‘All the details are there, and participants have to wear a helmet.’’
The parade starts an hour earlier than usual after feedback suggested that by the time a 3pm parade finished, it was getting a bit late in the day.
It is preceded by the Red Cross and Country Fair markets and music in The Square.