The new bonnet on Redesdale Fire Brigade’s tanker 2 doesn't cover the engine, it embraces the Easter spirit.BARBARA SUNGAILA April 11, 2014 3:10am
Redesdale Fire Brigade members Brian Paterson and Jim Boyd carry the Easter bonnet out to the truck. Photo: Barbara Sungaila
Redesdale Fire Brigade’s tanker 2 is sporting a smart new bonnet for the Bendigo Easter Festival parade.
Redesdale-Mia Mia Primary School teacher Chriss Mertens said the fire brigade asked the school to make the bonnet for them.
‘‘The children papier-mached it and painted it,’’ she said.
‘‘Two parents came in and taught the kids how to make the flowers.
‘‘Those kids then taught the other kids.
‘‘It’s taken a long time.
‘‘We started in week six and it’s now week 10.”
Principal Sally Gill said Mrs Mertens had ‘‘worked above and beyond to ensure success’’.
The bonnet is so big it needed to be tilted and bent to get it out of the school building and it took four fire brigade members to carry and fit it on the waiting tanker.
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.
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