The parade swelled with the youthful contingent of St Andrew Scout members and Girl Guides whose duties continued throughout the morning.
After the parade, laying of wreaths and the Last Post, we all retired to the Fire Station for a cup of tea. This is a first for our Anzac Day as the gathering usually takes place in the Town Hall. The hall is officially closed now which necessitated a change of venue.
The last event was a visit to the cemetery where St Andrews Scout Group and Girl Guides laid poppies on the graves of soldiers. These are great kids and it's so heartening that they showed so much interest and respect. This is the first time that the RSA have organised pinning poppies on the graves, and the kids made the whole thing really special for all of us.
More photos of the day can be found at the Southland Times Gallery Otautau Anzac section.