Update - February 27

Posted by Go Waihi on 27/02/2012

The countdown is on, with just under four weeks until Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop on Wednesday March 28, and it’s shaping up to be a real fun day. We’ve seen some great success stories coming out of Waihi recently, which is great to focus on. John and Barbara Thomas whipping up their unique ice cream, Jeanette Distelbrink and her tasty Stroopwafels and Mary Carmine is about to launch her book commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Waihi Miners strike, all making the news, and all from ‘lil ol’ Waihi. And I say that in the nicest possible way, because Waihi is an old town, with a lot of history. Remember to keep me posted with what’s happening so I can hopefully help spread the word.

So if you’re thinking of having a stall or entering the Gold FM Drag Race at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop.on Wednesday March 28th, get in touch now. We plan to have lots of fun on the day with bands playing through town and men’s and women’s best dressed competitions as well as trophies for best hot rod and classic car. Don’t dilly dally, get in touch and book your stall, or team of three men and be part of this awesome day.

This is coming up on Saturday March 17, St Patrick’s Day, with Waihi East School, and I hear there may be some shenanigans going on as they fund raise and get healthy at the same time. Walk, run or even run around twice, the choice is yours, and it’s for a good cause so why not take part. Register at the rugby grounds on the day or contact the school. Dress up and be part of the fun atmosphere.

It’s Awareness Week at Waihi Play Centre from March 3 to 11 with the theme ‘Investing In Our Children’. You’re invited to call in any morning Monday to Thursday next week and find out what they have to offer for new born to 6 year olds with this free hands-on early childhood and family education centre on the corner of Consols and Victoria Sts.

This Sunday there’s a day of family fun planned to celebrate Children’s Day. There’s a family story and craft session from 10 am to 12.30 pm at Waihi Community Resource Centre in Mueller St for primary aged children and parents / caregivers, and then head to Gilmour Lake with a picnic at 12.30. This will be followed by games and crafts between 1.30 and 3 pm. Yes, it’s free!

A quick reminder that the Rotary Trust of Waihi Car Boot Sale is on again this Sunday, weather permitting, from 8.30 am. Waihi Memorial RSA car park in Seddon St gets pretty full of treasures and trinkets, fresh fruit and produce and other goodies, all at very reasonable prices. And you can just turn up with $6 if you’d like a site. This fee goes back into our community via Waihi Rotary Trust.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: It’s not how old you are, but how you are old.