Big weekend for village

Last years ‘Proudly Paparoa Day’ fun

The Paparoa Gala is coming up, on Saturday, October 21, 11am-3pm, at the Village Green. A ‘Trash to Art’ competition is happening on the same day, at the Paparoa Memorial Hall from 10am-3pm.

“The gala will be an old fashioned kind of day, with kids games like pin the tail on the donkey, a three legged race and bobbing apples. Theres also a bake-off and Progressive Paparoa have funded the hiring of a marquee so we can weather proof the event,” said gala organiser Jillaine Murray.

For the bake-off, there are six adult categories: jams, pickles, cakes, sponges, biscuits and pies. The children’s section is open. After judging, all food will then become part of a shared lunch.

“It’s going to be a good fun country day and everything’s free. The only thing we’re asking for is for is to bring something to contribute to the shared lunch table, if you’re not entering the bake-off. It will be a fun family day out where you can connect with the community.”

For further information and bake-off entry forms, call Jillaine on 021 399 555 or visit Empire Art and Collectables.

Trash to Art has two prizes of $500 for adult entries and a surprise prize package for child entries. Entry fee is $10 per artwork. Entry forms are at the White Rock Gallery or at


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