Not normally associated with books, this year rocks – painted rocks to be precise – will be part of the Kiwicoast Lions’ annual book sale.
This week, ahead of the long weekend, club members have been out and about hiding painted rocks in several parks and reserves around the town.
Aimed at children, anyone who finds one can take it along to the club’s annual book sale that runs from June 11-13 and claim a free book. Not only that, they will get to keep the painted rock.
The rocks will have a pink Lion Book Fair sticker on them and will be placed in Te Puke Skateboard Park, Jubilee Park, Fairhaven Park, the Village Green Maketū, McLoughlin Park, Litt Park, Ben Keys Park and Gordon St Reserve.
The sale is the club’s major annual fundraiser.
In the past money has gone to Te Puke Junior Football Club, Te Puke Gymsport and the Graeme Dingle Foundation to be used for programmes in Te Puke schools as well as to help fund Spirit of Adventure experiences and assist Te Puke Scouts with building renovations.
Image: Monty Coates & Chloe Elliston are excited about the rock hunt in the lead up to the Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions’ book fair.