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.
Goulburn Valley has mostly selected skips in its bid to reclaim the Norm Knopp Shield tomorrow.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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