Stalls, rides and a finale of ‘fire hose fun on the field’ should draw a crowd to Whangaparaoa School’s annual fundraising gala.
The event, on March 28, is one of the final local galas of the summer.
This year the F45 inflatable obstacle course will be a key attraction for those aged four years and over.
There is an F45 membership up for grabs for the fastest parent/child team through the course.
An area set aside for entertainment for the under-fives includes a bouncy castle.
Dunk the Teacher continues to be a gala favourite.
Estuary Arts Centre is providing face painters and live performances include Kapa Haka, the Hibiscus Coast Concert Band, Infinity Cheerleaders, Hibiscus Tuakana and Whangaparaoa College’s Jazz Band.
There are plenty of food and market stalls to choose from, including student-run stalls, and the much loved cake stall. This year the school’s bakers can enter five categories, including Best Kids Cupcake.
An online auction includes more than $4000 worth of donated goods.
The gala is run by the school’s Parents and Friends Association led, for the second year in a row, by Melissa Kearney and Jenny Lisefski. The pair says that while the event is the school’s main fundraiser, the focus is ‘fun for everyone’.
Last year, $33,000 was raised.
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Update: School gala postponed
Whangaparaoa’s popular school gala has been postponed due to concerns around the spread of Covid-19.
The Gala, which was scheduled to take place on March 27, has been postponed until Spring when it is hoped the coronavirus issues may have improved.
Organisers advise that pre-sale items will be refunded and online auctions, including on Trade Me, will still proceed.