From planting a commemorative kahikatea tree to burying a time capsule (both in Cornwall Park), ballroom dancing, outdoor lighting projections, live music, storytelling, face painting and delicious dining deals there was something for everyone at last month’s celebration of Hastings turning 150 years old.
Among those marking the milestone were descendants of our town’s founder Francis Hicks, which made the occasion even more special.
The celebrations don’t stop there – this year’s Blossom Parade in September is themed “Our Hastings” and is a chance to enter a float to showcase your special place within Hastings’ history. Go to www.artsinc.co.nz for all the details.
We are encouraging local businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and other organisations to get involved over the year. This is a great opportunity to support the wellbeing and vibrancy of our community and celebrate your part in our history. Go to https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/150-years/get-involved/ to find out how to get involved.
31 July 2023
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