Euroa will cement its place on northern Victoria’s military history trail by redeveloping its memorial park to include bronze statues honouring three of the town’s military heroes.ESTELLE GRIEPINK January 11, 2014 5:28am
Permanent tribute: Honouring Our Heroes committee chairman Neville Harris at Euroa Memorial Park that honours the town's three Victoria Cross recipients.
The Honouring Our Heroes committee began fundraising for the $200
Yesterday, the committee announced it had reached its target thanks to a $150
Central to the park will be the statues of Victoria Cross recipients Corporal Alexander Stewart Burton, Lieutenant Leslie Cecil Maygar and Captain Frederick Harold Tubb.
Euroa has the highest number of Victoria Cross recipients of any town in the Commonwealth.
The Kirkland Ave park will also have new seating and shade areas, feature lighting, retaining walls, pathways and signage.
Committee chairman Neville Harris said he was in of awe of the level of community support for the redevelopment.
‘‘We’ve had quite a number of $5000 donations and we had a goods and services auction that raised 30
‘‘It’s just amazing how people keep coming forward (with donations), even now.’’
State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes said he was proud to announce funding for a community project that was close to his heart.
He said he was confident the redevelopment would draw more visitors to Euroa, especially those with an interest in military history.
Tourists could also travel through towns including Seymour, Puckapunyal, Benalla and Myrtleford, he said.
‘‘Pop into any of our town halls and take a look at the honour boards, the contributions are just unbelievable,’’ Dr Sykes said.
‘‘We have a rich military history and this will give people the opportunity to express their gratitude.’’
Goulburn Valley has mostly selected skips in its bid to reclaim the Norm Knopp Shield tomorrow.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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