Santa Claus stole the show as usual.
Elf Colin Smith and Tania Hamilton
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori float
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Ngaringaomatariki
Wellsford Fire Brigade
There were 19 floats and walking groups at the Wellsford Santa Parade last month.
Organiser Tania Hamilton said it was amazing to see such a great community turnout.
Every entrant got a prize this year, thanks to a donation from head elf and Rodney Local Board member Colin Smith.
Two schools entered the parade – Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Ngaringaomatariki and Tapora School. In a show of community mindedness, the two schools shared their prize money.
This year’s winners were:
Best overall winner – Bright Laundry; business section – Bright Laundry 1; Kingfisher Farm 2, Chris ‘the power guy’ Bright 3; children’s section –Tapora School 1, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Ngaringaomatariki 2; community section – Wellsford Fire Brigade & Marshal from Paw Patrol 1, Wellsford Christian Fellowship 2, Wellsford Toy Library 3; walking section – Plunket & the Blue Bear 1, Wellsford St John 2, Wellsford School 3.