Event adds Christ into Christ­mas

Waihi Leader - - News - By CAR­MEN HALL [email protected]­hileader.co.nz

The Waihi Com­bined Churches in­au­gu­ral event on Satur­day fol­low­ing the Christ­mas pa­rade is likely to be held next year, or­gan­is­ers say.

Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist Church pas­tor Mar­i­lyn Pa­sione says the churches wanted to add “a lit­tle bit of Christ in Christ­mas”.

“The pa­rade was beau­ti­ful but then it just dis­ap­pears so we thought let’s put some­thing on to give the com­mu­nity a lit­tle bit more.”

The churches pooled funds to hire a bouncy cas­tle and pro­vided a sausage siz­zle, face paint­ing, Christ­mas card­mak­ing, games and sto­ry­telling.

About eight dif­fer­ent churches from around town were in­volved in the event.

“We meet once a month and this is the first time we de­cided to do some­thing of this na­ture af­ter the pa­rade. It is go­ing so well that I think we will def­i­nitely have it again next year.

“It has been a great day.”

Lucy McKenna gets her face painted.

Harlem Moiri checks out Christ­mas card­mak­ing with his mum Aisha.

PHO­TOS/CAR­MEN HALL

Phebe Hol­lows reads a story to group of chil­dren in­clud­ing 6-year-old Luca Do­dun­ski.

Tic Tac Toe play­ers Kavahn Syd­ney and Liam Kean.

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