Posted by Don Lawry on Apr 20, 2020

The Carnival Is Over and so goes the line from a famous song by the Seekers. What a successful Carnival it was, with the biggest attendance ever. 35 Rotarians and Auxiliary helped on the day along with Inner Wheel,  and members of the Interact Club of Pakuranga College and 15 environmental  students from Farm Cove Intermediate school who managed the waste steam and ensured the waste was separated into the correct bins

There was all the fun of the fair with a clown, bouncy castles, sausage sizzle and mussle fritters, animal rides, an animal farm with pets and ponies, face painting, a fire engine, coconut shie and much more.  Mr Whippy. Coffee Guy and Snowiez shaved Ice all did a brisk business as the ques of people never seemed to get any shorter. We were entertained by a trio from Howick College who were very good.

Kayaks, and sail boats also added to the spectacle and made best use of the location of Farm Cove Reserve and the Pakuranga Sailing Club

A strong breeze was welcome as the weather was hot and sunny during the afternoon.

Interviews done on the day showed an overwhelming positive response and the marketing, and organisation of the Carnival was a great success.