The 5th year of the Christmas colouring competition saw responsibility move from Lions Club of Helensville to South Kaipara Rotary. The sad demise of Crayola saw prizes changed to Paper Plus vouchers (children) sponsored by Helensville Paper Plus Select and cash for teen and adult winners sponsored by Helensville Unichem pharmacy.
Community thanks to the businesses which agreed to have the competition entries displayed in their windows.
Prize winners were announced and prizes awarded at the afternoon festival at the Helensville Museum on parade day.
1st Mereana Boyd
2nd Michalea Graham
3rd Harper Sione
5-8 year olds
1st Hilaina Lola Taylor - Helensville Primary
2nd Tineka Lilly Jones - Waioneke School
3rd Fletcher Bateman - Helensville Primary
9- 12 year olds
1st Bella Cornelius - Helensville Primary
2nd Taylah Winters - Parakai School
3rd equal - Emily (no last name provided) - Parakai School
and Chloe Hodge - Homeschool
13 - 18 year olds
1st D’Acy Searchfidd - Waioneke School
2nd Megan Attenborough - Helensville Primary
3rd Max McCulloch - Waimauku School
1st Amanda Schafer
2nd Glennis Scotter
3rd Anne Clifton Todd