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.
Emergency services are on scene following a two- car crash on GV Hwy at the intersection of Zeerust Rd. Traffic is being diverted along Zeerust Rd.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
Tatura Men’s Shed members enjoyed an interactive information session on Tuesday with Council on the Ageing’s Alan Bull.
The Victorian Government has today announced it will support the mid-west option for Echuca-Moama’s second Murray River crossing.
Rochester student James Bolitho recently returned from India, spending time with students teaching swimming.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Nagambie Primary School students - and budding green thumbs - have produced something truly special.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
About 80 people attended Friday's community meeting at Heathcote RSL to discuss concerns about exposure to industrial antimony.
Black Dog ride participants meet up in Cobram before they burn rubber to beat the blues.
The Deni Rovers' A grade netballers are well and truly in the hunt for a finals berth after a strong win on Saturday.
Wheat crops sown at the end of April to mid-May were two to three weeks early, increasing the risk of frost damage, the Finley Discussion Group’s meetings earlier this month heard.
Benalla resident Vince Branigan uncovered more of Swanpool's history after discovering an old photograph.
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