The people of Heathcote and district chipped in more than $13,000 for the Food Friday Appeal and more donations are yet to be counted.BARBARA SUNGAILA April 23, 2014 3:10am
The community of Heathcote again gave generously to the Good Friday Appeal, donating more than $13,500.
Victorians donated $16.8 million to the Royal Children’s Hospital fundraiser, another record amount.
Some donations and collections tins are yet to be counted and it is expected Heathcote’s total will go close to matching last year’s record amount $20,300.00.
Appeal co-ordinator Greg Speirs thanked all those who donated and those who helped collect.
The CFA was again out in force, collecting in High St and on roadsides, and raised $2610.05.
Union Hotel owners Lyn and Travis Edwards and their patrons raised $4000 at the time of going to print but expected to beat last year’s total of almost $9000 when all money was counted.
Praveen Gulati, from Heathcote’s Cafe 245, again donated his takings for the day which were expected to match last year’s $5000.
A newcomer to the appeal this year, Rutherford and Maine, will donate this month’s profits of the Ashley scent range to the appeal.
A final figure will be provided in next week’s McIvor Times.
The fire in the Creightons Creek region, south of Euroa, is continuing to burn today and the CFA is warning residents to be cautious of falling trees.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
Multiple fires on the Northern Hwy, Echuca are now being listed as under control by CFA. However, traffic diversions remain between Echuca and Rochester.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
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Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Scout Group hopes to raise funds for World Scout Jamboree through novel 24-hour endurance test.
Forest tour only way to understand impact.
Fodder depots have been set up in Euroa and Thoona for farmers hit by the recent fires.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
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