On Saturday, June 23, the Beach Hop Committee hosted the annual Volunteers and Sponsors Bar B Que. The venue was the Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club, in Williamson Park. About 80 people attended, a little down on last year’s numbers.
President Noddy Watts spoke about the 2018 Beach Hop Festival, and expressed the committee’s heartfelt thanks to the large number of volunteers who give up their time to make these events one of New Zealands premier occasions.
He also thanked the many sponsors for their continuing support.
This year the committee distributed cheques in the total sum of $40,000 to the Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club, the Whangamata Volunteer Coastguard, Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust, Tairua/pauanui Land SAR, Whangamata Volunteer Fire Brigade, and to St John Whangamata. MIKE STREET
Treasurer Beach Hop Whangamata Rock
‘N’ Roll Festival Society Inc