What a Saturday for Rotary Porirua.  The morning started off sunny and calm, slightly damp grass.  The many oversized banners and flags that were erected throughout the park lay still against their poles.  Many of the stall holders had already brought a majority of their set up gear the night before, just as we had done and as we arrived, already the amazing aroma of cooked meat was meandering over the fields and up towards our site. From the main stage "Holding Back the Years" by Simply Red was playing loud and clear whilst stall holders singing cheerily to it, were preparing their tents.  By 9am mums and dads with their little ones had started to arrive.  The teens, all dressed up to the 9's didn't arrive until lunch time just as Stan Walker commenced his hour of entertainment.  The crowds had grown hundreds strong in a short time.  It wasn't safe to go down to the main stage unless you wanted to get bombarded by the hundreds of screaming teens, kids and even adults LOL.  He was followed by Three Houses Down accompanied by General Fire, an 11 year old singer inspired by New Edition and Michael Jackson.  By that time the northerly was causing issues as gazebo's not pinned down looked like mini air balloons, taking off from their spots, including our neighbours.  The sun was hot and the grounds were now dusty. We walked through the crowds treating them to June's taste of 'sweet n sour' fresh pineapple lightly sprinkled with chilly powder OMG! so delicious..... punters were sceptical but delighted after tasting the experiment. It was a fantastic day where we met the Principal of Porirua College and a couple of services who work with Youth.  Bring on 2019.
Yummy sweet n sour pineapple
Paula on the pine board
Rotary's Emergency Response Kit - exposed
Random addition
President Kath and incoming President Paula
Porirua's Cook Island dancers, spot Kitiona
Beautiful youth from Aotea College
Have a try of June's pineapple...yummy!
My eyes are bigger than my belly..
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