Get down to Sawtell Beach on April 24 and get involved in the Big Dig.
Get down to Sawtell Beach on April 24 and get involved in the Big Dig. Bruce Thomas

Hit beach for a Big Dig prize

GET your hands in the sand, soak up the sun and enjoy the surf on Easter Sunday with the debut Big Dig at Sawtell Beach.

The event is organised by The Rotary Club of Sawtell with a big hand from Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club which will be doing surf rescue demonstrations and running beach activities.

Hundreds of paddle pop sticks will be hidden in two sections of Sawtell Beach, one cordoned off for under sevens and another for kids older than eight.

For $5 competition entry, kids can dig for their chance to win cash or one (or more) of an attractive selection of prizes. Age is no barrier and one parent or adult is invited to help in the under sevens event.

The day kicks off at 10am with sand modelling and activities before the first Big Dig begins at 11am with the littles and about 11.45am for the older crew.

Committee chairman Bob Carle said the support from business had been ‘sensational’ with nearly all who were approached to donate a prize jumping on the chance.

“Nearly all the businesses on the main street donated prizes which include books, restaurant and pizza vouchers, sports equipment, Big Banana and Tabatinga passes among many others and’ of course’ plenty of Easter eggs,” Mr Carle said.

“There will be $1000 up for grabs in the older event and $500 in the younger kids event, which will be broken up into smaller amounts of $200, $100 and $50.

“All the paddle pop sticks will be numbered and once a stick is found kids can go and collect their prize. And they can enter as many times as they like.”

One third of the money will go to the surf club and two thirds will go toward buying a multiple birth monitor for Coffs Harbour’s maternity ward.

For more information contact Bob on 0411 727 255.



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