It was a bit dodgy weather-wise (persistant showers), but in the end sunshine and blue skies won out. Te Horo School’s annual country fair was a tad muddy underfoot but the atmosphere was warm, buzzy with people and great music.
Visitors arrived with the gate’s opening, and School Road was fringed with hundreds of cars for most of the day. The traditional fundraising event for the school harnesses the community spirit, involving local businesses and families.
“It was wonderful to see so many of our parents, children, uncles, aunties, grandparents, ex students and their families, friends and people from the wider community attending,” said principal, Craig Vidulich.
Star of the fair was undoubtedly ‘Blue Jeans,’ a two year old Belgian Blue cow. ‘Blue Jeans’ was a little rounder than usual, she was due to give birth next month, but dutifully delivered the infamous cow pat. The cow pat bingo (entrants gamble on where exactly the cow will answer the call of nature) was won by Kellie Mears.
The final fundraising total was $24,500, “a fantastic sum of money for our school.”
Coming up in Te Horo
- Labour Weekend dance
Te Horo Hall hosts another great night of dancing on Saturday, 24 October, 7.00pm till late.
Instead of heading away in all that traffic, you can stay home, chill, and dance your socks off at the hall with local band, the Andrew London Trio.
Tickets are $15 and available from Sharon 06 364 3624 or Barb 06 364 3900.
BYO and bring a plate.
- Country Market
At Te Horo Hall, Sunday, 4 October, 10.00am to 12.30pm. Lots of Te Horo-grown produce, preserves, fresh bread and home baking, plants, craftwork and jewellery. It’s a good chance for some early Christmas shopping.
- Craft Circle
Te Horo’s monthly craft group meets Wednesday, 14 October, from 10.00am at Te Horo Hall.
- BYO Drinks and Nibbles
Te Horo community’s monthly get-together at Te Horo Hall, Friday, 2 October, 5.30pm.
- Swiss Ball
Every Tuesday, 9.15am at Te Horo Hall with Carola and a Swiss Ball, a great all-round workout with an experienced teacher.