Truck­load of fun promised at fes­ti­val

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Get­ting this week­end’s Mata­mata-Pi­ako Truck Fes­ti­val off the ground has been no easy feat for or­gan­is­ers, but now that its just around the cor­ner, they can’t wait to put on a great com­mu­nity day out.

The fes­ti­val, which is a fundraiser for Pohlen Hos­pi­tal, has taken about nine months’ plan­ning.

Orig­i­nally the brain child of David Howes, who stood back from the event due to ill health, the fes­ti­val will have some­thing for ev­ery­one.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a wonky wheel, truck rides, the Mim­ico mini digger dig and lit­tle toot will all cost $2.

For the young ones there is a colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion which will be su­per­vised from 10am-1pm. Or­gan­is­ers have se­cured great prizes for this as well as other good­ies for both spot prizes and lucky ticket draws.

Big rig rides leave from into Bed­ford Park and public park­ing is avail­able at Swap Park, sim­ply fol­low the Prop­erty Bro­kers park­ing signs.

Or­gan­is­ers thanked the large con­tin­gent of ser­vice club mem­bers who will be help­ing out on the day, in­clud­ing Ki­wa­nis, Li­ons, and Ro­tary.

Find­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment at the fes­ti­val should be a breeze thanks to sign posts.

Along with show trucks, as part of the fes­ti­val there will also be vin­tage, mil­i­tary and vet­eran ve­hi­cles and trac­tors.

‘‘The whole thing couldn’t hap­pen with­out the sup­port of Swaps. Its a huge ad­van­tage to have Swaps be­hind the event,’’ com­mit­tee mem­ber Kay Tappin said.

En­try to the fes­ti­val is $10 for over 13s, $5 for un­der 13s and free for those un­der 5.

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