Congupna residents are loving the Christmas tree built in their town by Congupna-Tallygaroopna Landcare treasurer David Doyle.JARROD WHITTAKER December 24, 2013 4:17am
For David Doyle, the most rewarding part of designing and building the Congupna Christmas display was the reactions of the town’s school children.
‘‘When they throw a comment or a cheer that just tops it off,’’ Mr Doyle said.
Congupna’s Christmas decorations include a tree featuring native animals.
The tree has been erected on a fence on Katamatite-Shepparton Rd.
After assembling the tree, the Congupna-Tallygaroopna Landcare treasurer would add extra animals as he completed them.
‘‘Every day I’d finish another thing and slap it on,’’ Mr Doyle said.
Putting the extra animals on become a daily attraction for the students who took a keen interest in what new critter would appear.
Members of the Landcare group decided on the native animal theme to highlight the group’s environmental focus.
He also designed a similar tree situated at Tallygaroopna fire station.
The Congupna project was funded by a $2000 Greater Shepparton City Council grant.
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