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.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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