Perfect day for the Autumn Quarry Fest

Te Puna Quarry Park president Ian Cross receives the cheque of $10,200 from the November 2018 Te Puna Quarryfest from Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club president Doug Morris

It's a perfectly sunny autumn day for the Autumn Quarry Fest, which starts at 10am this morning at the Te Puna Quarry.

The Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club has just come off the back of a very successful November 2018 Te Puna Quarry Fest where the net proceeds of $10,200 was presented at a recent Tuesday morning working-bee at the Quarry.

“We were very lucky to have DMS Progrowers, our local Orchard Management, Packhouse and Coolstore Operator as our major Sponsor which helped us to attain this record figure,” says Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club president Doug Morris.

The Autumn Quarry Fest is also run by the Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club with all the net proceeds this time going back into the community, says Doug.

“We have been very fortunate to secure special guest artists the Nairobi Trio for our amphitheatre performance.

“They have performed around the world and are among New Zealand’s favourite jazz bands.”

The Lions Autumn Quarry Fest 2019 will be held at Te Puna Quarry Park, located at Quarry Road, Te Puna, today, Sunday April 14 from 10am to 4pm. Entry is a $5 per adult donation and children under 14 can enter for free.

“There will be fabulous musical entertainment all day with The Nairobi Trio starting just before lunch and continuing well into the afternoon,” says Doug.

Lions Club member Ian Calvert has been the project convener for the Quarry Fest since the beginning of the Lions’ involvement and says he is is very pleased to have worked with the Te Puna Quarry people in making the Nairobi Trio available to so many people at such a low price.

Stallholders selling crafts, produce, food and drinks will ensure all the family will enjoy a great day out and at the same time know they are contributing to the community.

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