Letters to the editor

October 06, 2017

Thank you Benalla community

In July this year we moved our family to sunny Hobart after nine years in Benalla.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who made those nine years so enjoyable and who helped us out at various times, particularly in the past difficult six months.

What a town to be proud of, with great amenities from the maternal and child health, doctors/nurses, hospital, library, museum, art gallery and BPACC, to the fantastic walk around the lake, street art and so much more.

The town has so much to offer, enjoy and take pride in, which at times we sometimes forget.

To anyone we didn’t get the opportunity to say farewell to, we enjoyed getting to know you and wish you all the very best for the future.

We have settled well into Hobart, enjoying the beautiful views and new opportunities.

Nathan is thriving in a bright, enthusiastic and positive work environment.

The girls have settled well into their new school and church community and Liz is holding everyone/everything together as always.

Thank you, we will miss you and hopefully we will bump into some of you occasionally on visits back.

— Nathan, Liz, Meg, Susan, Henrietta and Josephine McGrath

Poppies needed for project

On September 21 I purchased these 20 crocheted poppies from the Ballandella opportunity shop (see attached photo). I was surprised to see them at an op shop as the ‘‘5000 Poppy Project’’ is under way with myself and many other keen participants crocheting or knitting red poppies.

The project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance to servicemen and women, their families and their communities.

It is closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 with a display planned at the Australian War Memorial and lapel poppies for the RSL’s 2018 Poppy Appeal.

I was keen to purchase, pack up and send these poppies to ensure they are included in this project.

I remain very curious to know who put all this work into making the poppies?

I would like to let the maker know that I am posting them to 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton, Vic, 3147.

This will ensure they are on show next year with thousands of other poppies.

For more information, there is a facebook page called 5000 Poppies.

— Doreen Clarke

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