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Crazy convoy bashes into town

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier

Gareth DuncanBy Cathy Asplin

There would have been plenty of pupils ‘bouncing off the walls’ after the Variety Bash visit to Te Awamutu on Friday.

The crazy convoy of pre-1970 vehicles with similarly crazy crews made their first stop at the Pop ‘n’ Good factory.

This fun stop included a tour of the popcorn factory before leaving via a tube slide into a ‘sea’ of popcorn.

The convoy then split and headed to three local schools (St Patrick’s, Pekerau, Te Awamutu Primary), where some children from other schools joined in the fun. The bash also stopped off at Pirongia and Te Pahu on the way to Raglan.

At St Patrick’s the Variety Club made a grant to visually impaired 10-year-old Unity Falwasser. It will help her buy a ‘talking’ clock and assist with swimming and horse riding lessons.

The grant was presented by the Pop ‘n’ Good Bash team.

Plenty of giveaways were handed out to children at each school, while some special entertainment and a chance to check out the crazy vehicles made for an exciting day.

With horns blaring, lights flashing, flags waving and water spraying the Bash left each school. Their final stop was Hamilton for a parade to conclude the seven days of mayhem.

Variety Bash Scenes