The Ellerslie Santa Parade was once again blessed with sunshine! Thank you to all in our community who turned out in droves to celebrate Christmas with us. We have had a wonderful day seeing delight on many children's faces and seeing families coming together.
This parade wouldn't be possible without the help of so many in our community who make it so. Huge thanks to Wendy Sadd - Barfoot & Thompson and Rob Pollard and helpers from Dental Solutions Ltd Ellerslie who volunteer to marshal our parade and have done so for decades! You are superstars! Our Ellerslie Community Patrol who assist with safety and the Orakei Local Board for both judging and assisting with funding for this event. Thank you all so much. We simply couldn't run the parade without our funders who also include Trillian Trust and the Mount Wellington Foundation. There are many other volunteers who freely give their time to make this parade happen and for that we are truly grateful. What a wonderful community we live in.
Finally Congratulations to Pohutukawa Kindergarten and St Mary's Catholic School - Ellerslie who won the best walking group and float prizes kindly sponsored by local business JDW Chartered Accountants.
Merry Christmas everyone!