Teachers scoffing fruit family day drawcard

Last updated 14:18 07/03/2014
campbell smith, jack tutton-ryder
FUN DAY OUT: Cousins Campbell Smith, left, and Jack Tutton-Ryder try on sumo wrestling for size at the 2012 Temuka Family Fun Day at Temuka Domain.

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The popular Temuka Family Fun Day will be on again this year after a hiatus last year.

One of the organisers, Cindy Coskerie, said the event, which this year will raise money for the Temuka Sports group, has attracted between 2000 and 3000 people in the past.

This year, the event on Saturday March 15 is being supported by the Temuka schools which will benefit from sports gear bought with the money raised.

The day will include a teachers' eating competition - the fastest to eat two cans of fruit salad.

There will also be a principals' challenge involving a fun, silly obstacle course.

Other entertainment will include a magician, a bake stall, a sausage sizzle, a bouncy castle and face painting.

The Temuka Pakeki Lions are opening the mini golf course, based at the Temuka Domain, for free and for which people can make a donation to play.

Local talent will include singer Kim Kirkcaldie, a young group of learner bag-pipers and, all going well, the Opihi Kapa Haka group.

The event was first held in 2011 to raise money after the earthquakes. It raised $5000 in two years.

Miss Coskerie said work prevented her from running it last year but she was determined to make it happen this year, and she has the help of Temuka women Kim Dynes and Nicola Nimmo.

"It's really popular, we wanted to keep it going."

She says the teachers' eating competition was likely to be a drawcard for children, and there would be loads of prizes

The family day runs from 10.30am till 2.30pm at the Temuka Domain. For more information contact Cindy Coskerie, 03 615 8984, tkafamilyfunday@hotmail.co.nz.


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