Otaki College Gala

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By MARGARET ANDREWS

Sun, food and fun made the day at the Otaki College gala and the crowds came too.

The home baking sold out fairly quickly, and the craft, jumble and white elephants stalls did a steady trade. Hungry stomachs were filled with the spit roasted lamb, steak sandwiches, hot dogs and sausages and the café was kept busy with their freshly made sandwiches – the gourmet chicken were “to die for” and there was hot coffee for those in need of a caffeine fix!

And while the adults searched the stalls for treasures and bargains, there was plenty to keep the kids occupied with face painting, bouncy castles and the mega slide, horse and pony rides, boom blaster, sumo type Knock-his-Block-Off and a golf challenge.

For the petrol-heads the line-up of classic and drag cars was “right up their street”, while the quick-fire raffle wheel spat out some good prizes to the hopeful ticketholders.

The volunteer arm of the St John Ambulance event vehicle was in attendance and had a couple of cases to deal with.

Everyone appeared to be happy with the day – from the stall holders and purchasers to the kids and the College Home and School Association who organised the day.

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Galas and toffee apples are made for each other.Friends, eight year old Maia Warrington and Mia Hawea aged nine were enjoying theirs at the Otaki College Gala

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The smallest rider and the biggest horse! Three year old Awawhakaora Carter Edge rides Moose the Clydesdale around the ring at the Otaki College gala, led by Shania McAsey. Moose and the ponies came from the Beachbrook Stables