Weather gods appeased for fete

22:36, Nov 13 2012
waituna creek
TUNING UP: Waituna Creek School children will sing at this year's Centrewood Spring Fete on November 22.

The Centrewood Spring Fete will go ahead after being postponed last month.

Organisers pulled the pin on the event in October as they were not willing to risk another washout.

Event organiser Jo Sutherland was left wondering what she could have done to upset the weather gods so much when it looked as if their third annual event would again be a washout.

The gods sent down "four seasons in a day" for the inaugural festival two years ago.

The fete was held a week later last year in an attempt to ensure better weather, only for the heavens to open and numerous visitors to end the day having their vehicles towed out of the muddy car park.

Now it is scheduled to go ahead on Thursday, November 22.


Organisers promise there will be 130 stallholders from throughout the South Island at the event. The Salvation Army will benefit this year, for their Christmas gift appeal. Anyone wishing to donate new items or quality used goods can do so at the fete.

Drop bins will be available in the car park. Waituna School in Waimate will participate, adding musical entertainment at lunchtime.

Pupils will sing for lunch as part of a school fundraiser while parents continue their fundraising tradition from previous years, selling food and refreshments.

The Timaru Herald