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.
One person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck on the Murray Valley Highway and Waaia Bearii Rd. Traffic is being diverted around the scene.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
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