Join the pirate fun at Rotary's The Big Dig

Ready to dig: Katy-Lee Waldron and daughter Lilly preparing for Sunday's The Big Dig on Town Beach with Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise club member Sue Jogever.

Ready to dig: Katy-Lee Waldron and daughter Lilly preparing for Sunday's The Big Dig on Town Beach with Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise club member Sue Jogever.

Seen any pirates lately?

Get down to Port Macquarie’s Town Beach this Sunday and you may just get a big surprise.

The annual Big Dig, hosted by the buccaneers and wenches from the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise, provides the opportunity to dress up as pirates for a morning of fun for the whole family.

Digging for buried treasure brings plenty of rewards, kindly donated by many local business houses eager to support Rotary community projects, says club president Trish Affleck-Mooney.

“This is our fifth year and the event is going from strength to strength,” says current president,” she said.

“It’s a great morning out for all the family, and as long as the tickets are bought early when registrations open at 9am, then not too many will be disappointed.

“There have been some terrific prizes and vouchers donated and I really want to thank the generosity of the major sponsors, Port City Bowling Club and the many local businesses who ensured that the value of the prizes for the adults exceeded fifty dollars.”

Treasure hunters are encouraged to register from 9am to avoid disappointment.

Registrations will start at 9am with the official launch at 10am including the new walk the plank segment.

Face painting, cupcakes, a barbeque breakfast, jumping castle, pirate games and visits from Healthy Harold from Life Education and Ditto from Bravehearts will keep all the pirates, both young and old, entertained while waiting their turn to enjoy the Big Dig.

Come dressed up as a pirate and make sure you buy your tickets at 9am – the cost is $5 for kids and $30 for adults.

The digging commences from 11am for the littlest buccaneers.

Everyone will win a prize when they find a token in the sand. For more information on The Big Dig, go to http://sunrise-rotary.org.au/

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