Free concerts a treat
that made up a Band of Legends, put together by Tracey Blake, and it was really great for those who went and for the RSA, which got memberships out of it.”
The RSA also hosted Opera at the RSA on 1 January, another free concert providing entertainment in the absence of the Williamson Park venue being available.
The summer festival was, however, able to host at Williamson Park a twilight market and annual day market and inflatable slides and bouncy castles, and also hosted the Onemana Market Day.
Events continue with today’s Big Arts Day Out at the memorial hall in Port Rd. The event kicks off with the the Harcourts Youth Award and Harcourts-art Collective Challenge, with prizes presented last night at a ticketed wine and cheese evening.
The exhibition today and tomorrow is open to anyone for a gold coin donation. One hundred and eleven girls and guys stepped up to join the tradition of Miss Whangamata on Saturday at Williamson Park.
The event was sponsored by Whangamata Real Estate, which introduced a new division of masters — drawing six boys this year. The youngest entrants took to the stage in the Missies and Masters division of 5 to 7-yearolds, 8-10-year-olds, Miss Juniors aged 11-13, Miss Teens aged 14-16 and those aged 17 and over vying for the title of Miss Whangamata. Kayla Haynes won with Katelyn Moulden second and Alexandra Hollis third.
Miss Whangamata senior division placegetters were, from left, Alexandra Hollis (3rd), Kayla Haynes (1st) and Katelyn Moulden (2nd).
Local country singer Tracey Blake fronts The Band of Legends at the Bringing Country to the Beach concert, part of the Whangamata Summer Festival.