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 sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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