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 fire in the Creightons Creek region, south of Euroa, is continuing to burn today and the CFA is warning residents to be cautious of falling trees.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
Multiple fires on the Northern Hwy, Echuca are now being listed as under control by CFA. However, traffic diversions remain between Echuca and Rochester.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
A time to include late loved ones in the spirit of the season.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Scout Group hopes to raise funds for World Scout Jamboree through novel 24-hour endurance test.
Forest tour only way to understand impact.
Fodder depots have been set up in Euroa and Thoona for farmers hit by the recent fires.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
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