Christmas Parade 2011


Challenge 2000 Santa Parade Crew

The Challenge 2000 team had a float in annual Johnsonville Christmas Parade again this year.  It was a beautiful Wellington day with hardly any wind the sun shone brightly!

We went for a ‘Kiwi Christmas’ theme this year as we felt it encapsulated part of who we are both as a community and as part of the wider community of Aotearoa New Zealand.

It was a fun day with flag twirling from our new social worker from the USA, spraying the crowd with water guns, Santa on a boat wearing summer attire (with his able helper – a four year old Superman), “The C2K Angels” and various little helpers.

A few of our team were on the ‘Johnsonville Churches’ float – one of our young emerging stars was Joseph on the float, he really looked the part and we were very proud of him.

We had a fun day as a team, but we also really enjoyed being part of the wider Johnsonville Community – sharing the day with other people in the parade and also seeing the smiling faces of  children, young people and their families who came out to watch the parade.  A reminder to us that we are part of a wider community and that together we can make a difference.