Thousands turn out to do a deal at Rocky Swap

PEOPLE lined up to be first to the bargains at Saturday's Rocky Swap, North Rockhampton Rotary Club member John Day said.

Crowds of about 18,000, excitement and a desire to be first did nothing to dampen the atmosphere at the swap. "Everyone was very orderly and there were no problems at all,'' Mr Day said.

In fact, 507 of the stall-holders were so impressed with this year's swap they have already signed on for next year. "That is a record re-book,'' Mr Day said, "they complimented us on how well it is run.''

The Rocky Swap was organised by All Classic Motor Club and North Rockhampton Rotary Club, and is Rotary's biggest fundraiser for the year.

Proceeds are taken from entry and site fees and food stalls. Mr Day said the only thing down in sales was soft drinks. "Because of the cold weather we made thousands of cups of tea ? but soft drinks went down in sales.''

Some time in September the Rotary Club expects to have a clear idea of how much was raised on the day and where it will be spent.

"Next year we hope to make it even bigger because it is our tenth anniversary.



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