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Major crowd likely for 30th Big Dig

Last updated 12:51 06/01/2009
CROWD SCENE: More than 2000 people are expected to attend the 30th jubilee Orewa Lions Big Dig on Sunday, January 18.
PRIZE DRAW: Local businesses will supply spot prizes with the main prizes being childrens??? bikes and ride-on scooters.

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More than 2000 people are expected to dig up Orewa Beach for the Orewa Lions Club's 30th Big Dig on Sunday, January 18.

Orewa Lions will bury thousands of tickets at low tide in the dry sand at the south end of Orewa Beach, next to Orewa Surf Life Saving Club. Tickets go on sale from 8.30am and the Big Dig starts at 10.30am. There’ll be two events for over-fives and under-fives.

Orewa Lions president Roy Monk believes the 30th jubilee event will a lot of fun for the whole family.

"The Big Dig has reached a milestone in Orewa, and we’re expecting crowds to come out and celebrate.

"Apart from the Big Dig itself, there’ll be other activities like a bouncy castle and the Whangaparaoa Lions will again run their sausage sizzle. There’ll also be a number of stallholders with food and refreshments. The whole day will be fun for children and adults alike.

"We like to support the children in the area. This year all proceeds will again go back into the local community."

Orewa New World, 89FM and the Rodney Times are the main sponsors. There is a small prize for everyone who picks up a ticket, and spot prizes will be drawn throughout the day. The prizes are supplied by local businesses, with the main prizes being a bike for the over fives, and the under fives will have a chance to win a bike with trainer wheels and ride-on scooters.

Many Lions clubs around the world are fundraising for worthy causes.

The Orewa Lions Club welcomes newcomers to the area. If anyone is interested in joining the Orewa Lions Club, or has any questions about the Big Dig, contact Roy Monk on (09) 427-9985.

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