Arrowtown Community Preschool pupils attend to their 'Lightning McQueen' trolley, which will be raced in Arrowtown today during the preschool's two-yearly trolley derby. Pictured (from left) are George Emerson (4), Hayden Hodge (4), Shyia O'Connell (4), Holly Coutts (4), Alex Mitchell (4), Sophie Campbell (4), Nina Matulino (4), Cody Crooks (3), Zebbie Jarvis (3), Findlay Newell (3) and Niamh Meharg (3). Photo by Tracey Roxburgh.
Trolleys have been primped, primed and are ready to roll in
Arrowtown today, in the Arrowtown Community Preschool's
two-yearly trolley derby.
About half a dozen trolleys, made by community groups,
businesses and families, will race from the preschool at
Manse St, on to Surrey St, down Villiers St and on to the
finish line at Ramshaw Lane.
After time trials, beginning at 10am, several knockout heats
will be held from 1pm until the eventual winner - the fastest
trolley - is found.
Preschool teacher Kylie Burrell said that, along with the
racing, there would be plenty of entertainment for everyone,
including a bouncy castle, face painting, food stalls, a
sushi stall and a hamburger stall, with all proceeds from the
day going towards the outdoor environment at the Manse St
preschool and its Cotter Ave counterpart.
''It's a great community event and anyone can get involved at
every level,'' Mrs Burrell said.