Rochester area youth group members were among the tin rattlers who collected thousands for the Good Friday Appeal.ELAINE COONEY April 23, 2014 3:10am
Good Friday Appeal collectors (from left) Shantelle and Monique Keech, Mitchell Burgoine, Jessica Horkings, Lachlan Burgoine, Jayier Horkings and Brock Wright. Photo: submitted
Rochester’s youth groups collected $7347 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Rochester area manager Eunice Cartner said the children knocked on every door in town to raise the money.
‘‘Everyone chipped in and it was a great effort,’’ she said.
Mrs Cartner was grateful of the support of the Little Athletics and swimming clubs, Leos, SES, fire brigade, junior fire brigade and community members who volunteered their time.
‘‘It was a very rewarding day knowing we have helped children who need special care at this wonderful hospital,’’ she said.
The Easter hamper was won by Alex Parker.
The theft of several treasured instruments from a Numurkah home has devastated owners.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
The regular annual tour of heritage-listed former Internment Tatura Camp One again this year attracted interest from Melbourne and Interstate visitors.
AFFORDABLE property is not out of reach — it is just out of town.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
Although finishing the competition a day earlier than he would have liked, Katamatite local Curtis Hanley was still thrilled that he reached his goal at the recent Victorian Open for Lawn Bowls.
The Deni Dodgers Lifeballers are still talking about their October excursion, which took them to some amazing spots across the region.
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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