Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.August 23, 2014 3:11am
When two Echuca women came up with an idea to collect unwanted coats and winter clothing to dispense to those who might need them, they did not realise how successful they would be.
Sheridan Clark and Julie Sands formed the Echuca-Moama Community Projects team, which last week visited Rochester, Lockington and Kyabram handing out free coats, scarves, beanies, quilts and jackets.
‘‘We ran a coat drive in Echuca collecting 450 coats,’’ Ms Clark said.
‘‘In all, 350 were handed out so plenty of people are keeping warm as a result.’’
The two women are volunteers, knowing what they are doing helps someone out.
‘‘We also conduct our annual ‘don’t spend Christmas lunch on your own,’’ Ms Sands said.
‘‘We will run it again this year simply because Christmas is a time when people need to be with others.’’
The coat drive was held in Rochester Community House and attracted several grateful visitors.
The women hope to run it again next year now residents were aware of the drive.
Police are currently at a location in Kaarimba examining what they say appears to be an improvised explosive device.
Dawn Tabor 10 January 1944 – 10 September 2016
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
COMPETITORS will skate into Moama in October for the Loddon Mallee Hume Regional Series skate competition.
OUR Lady of the Sacred Heart Elmore was a sea of colour earlier this month for Footy Colours Day.
THERE were picnics galore at St Augustine’s College recently as the school celebrated St Augustine’s Day with a whole college mass and a community picnic on the school oval.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
When Pyalong Primary School does something, it does it well. Here are the students all dressed up for the school's recent Roald Dahl day to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth on September 13, 1916.
Former Moira Shire mayor Marie Martin will be running in the upcoming council election.
Skipper claims second B&F in thrilling count
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.