Yes, it was a busy weekend and the Putaruru Lions, the Firebrigade and Girl Guides were driving all around Putaruru for the Foodbank collection as part of the weekend activities. The siren was hard to miss and also served as a reminder of for whom the bell polls.
John Hutton, Maryanne Hurcomb and girl guide volunteers were among those preparing for the collection on Saturday morning. In the background are Ken Putt and Sue Harper.
After collection, sorting took place at the Community Centre. Taking a time for a smile break are: Dianne Bennett, Elaine Mitchell, Anne Hughes, Lola McCormack, and Joy Pellow.