Wednesday June 21, 2017
The Eco Fair was held at the Johnsonville Community Centre.
Louise Kendall, organiser and Elizabeth Lee, Lead Teacher at Paparārangi Kindergarten.
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By Dan Taylor
The Johnsonville Community Centre hosted their first Eco Fair last Saturday as a fundraiser for Paparārangi Kindergarten, which has recently become an Enviro School. Thirty stall holders showcased make-up and skin care products, items made from old pallets, chemical free cleaning solutions, gifts and crafts from recycled items, ways to assist people to look after the environment and ideas on what to do when recycling items. “This is the first time we have run the event,” Louise Kendall, Eco Fair organiser, explained, “We have 30
tables with stallholders from as far away as Napier and Martinborough, each table has donated something for a huge raffle.” Children thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on fun, making planters from recycled pallets and bird feeders to hang in the garden, or making necklaces from rolled up paper. An old washing machine converted into an electricity generator, complete with a crank handle and wired up to a lamp stand, proved a favourite as young and old took their turn lighting up the bulb by turning the handle. Due to the success of the day, it seems likely the event will be held again.
Paxton excited to assemble his pre-cut planter box, despite hitting his finger with the hammer he persevered to complete the task.
Ben, Matthew and Mia crank the handle to generate power for the lamp.
Lennox Langdon wears appropriate hearing protection while working in the recycled pallets area.
Alex shows Ella how to make the lamp glow by cranking the handle of the electricity generator.
Ruairidh Olsen and Rose Kendall make a necklace from recycled paper.
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Kim and Jasmine pleased with their planters, pottery mug and sour dough starter.
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Independent Herald 21-06-17