Countdown to Quarry Fest
The countdown is on for the annual Quarryfest nextmonthwhich will feature all day live music and 93 craft and food stalls.
Apopular family event organisers say this year promises to be an entertainment extravaganza and it was amajor fundraising event for the Quarry.
Ian Calvert from the Bethlehem Te Puna
Lions Club which runs Quarryfest says its a real community effort pulling it off.
“We have been inundatedwith people wanting stalls and seven bands and musicians will be playing at three different venues on site. They are going to be performing at the Amphitheatre, Carters Pavilion and on the Dragon Lawn. Alot of locals have basically given their time for free.”
In 2017 about $7000 was raised and Ian says the Lions were pleased to be involvedwith the worthwhile cause.
“We took it over about four years ago and its been going for about 20 years and is a fantastic day.
The Quarry was run by dedicated volunteers, he says with about 50 people working tirelessly two days aweek.
“They are amazing so it’s good to be able to help them out, especially after their recent burglary were more than $40,000 of equipment was stolen. We are hoping this Quarry Festwill fill some gaps after insurance and Craig & Co’s donation.
Quarry secretary Dulcie Artus said every dollar helps and “we always need moremoney”.
She says the first Spring Festival was held in 2000 followed by the Quarryfest in 2006.
The Lions did an excellent job she says, and it was looking forward to another fabulous day.
The Quarry Fest is a popular calendar event.