Axedale's new platypus sculpture will be revealed on Saturday.July 23, 2014 3:11am
Axedale will be a hive of activity on Saturday with the new platypus sculpture unveiling at 9.30am.
Residents, visitors and art enthusiasts are encouraged to rug up and join in the celebrations with an official welcoming by the Dja Dja Wurrung and unveiling by City of Greater Bendigo councillor Rod Campbell.
Axedale Our Town — Our Future president Yvonne Wrigglesworth said it was great to see the end results of Project Platypus.
‘‘Eighteen months ago, our committee sat around a table in the local CFA rooms and wondered what could make Axedale special,’’ she said.
‘‘With the extension of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail winding its way through the reserve, our hearts were set on creating an amazing photo opportunity and picnic destination.’’
Entertainment will be provided by the Golden City Pipe Band, local musician Jo Woodward and the Axedale Primary School.
Visitors will hear from Australian Platypus Conservancy expert Geoff Williams and have the chance to meet the sculpture artist Yvonne George.
Egg and bacon rolls cooked by Axedale fire brigade volunteers will be available to buy and a mobile coffee van will be serving coffee.
The Axedale community market will be trading until 2pm and Axedale CWA is hosting a come and try a craft day in the Axedale hall.
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