Veg­gies not chocolate for Easter

Central Leader - - News -

In­stead of the usual chocolate treats, Great Bar­rier res­i­dents will cel­e­brate Easter with enor­mous veg­eta­bles.

Pump­kins are be­ing grown for the Great Bar­rier Is­land Gi­ant Pump­kin Fes­ti­val, be­ing held on Easter Satur­day.

Or­gan­ised by the Pen­sioner Hous­ing Trust, the fes­ti­val will raise money for a pen­sioner hous­ing vil­lage on the is­land.

Trust chair­woman Doreen Scott hopes the fes­ti­val will be­come an an­nual fundraiser and peo­ple will travel from Auck­land to take part.

As well as prizes for the big­gest and small­est pump­kins, there will be a num­ber of pump­kin-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Amaz­ing Pump­kin Cook­book, pro­duced by the is­land’s cooks, will also be on sale on the day.

The fes­ti­val is be­ing held at the Claris Sports Club from 10 am.

En­try forms are avail­able by email­ing takenote@xtra.co.nz or phon­ing Doreen on (09) 429-0323.

Auck­lan­ders can travel to Great Bar­rier Is­land on Sealink Ferry or by fly­ing with Great Bar­rier Air­lines or Fly My Sky.

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