Spring fair success

by Kent Caddick

This year’s annual Hororata Parish Spring Fair fundraiser has raised over $12,000 which will go to support a number of local community ventures.

The fair was held in near perfect conditions in the Hororata Domain on Labour Day.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better day” Reverend Jenni Carter said.

“It was a lovely relaxed afternoon. People could enjoy the goodies on offer, catch up with neighbours, and welcome newcomers into our community.”

The day provided a great family day out and raised the funds necessary to continue the Parish’s support work in the community. 

The event raised more than last year, at just over $12,000, with raffle takings still to be counted.

“We’re astounded at the generosity and would like to thank everyone who joined us,” Hororata Parish Spring Fair Organiser Lucy Cookson said.
“By coming to events like this year on year, the community reinforces their support. This is such a team effort and if it wasn’t for our wonderful volunteers, the behind the scenes jam makers, cake bakers, our local green thumbs, and our ever generous sponsors and donators, the fair would just not happen.” Bargains were found in the ever popular White Elephant stalls and bids were keen at the Country Auction. The Kid’s Sack Race was popular once again while the Egg and Spoon races and the Gumboot tossing drew the crowds.

This year the Creative Kids competition had ‘Water Works’ as its theme and drew some clever entries including a working model of water pumping in and over a waterfall. The top award, known as the ‘Vicar’s Choice’ went to Abagail Driscoll for her entry ‘A Lake Inside a Cake’.