Stars to align

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CAM­PASPE Re­gional Li­brary shipped off the first in­stal­ment of their con­tri­bu­tion to the One Mil­lion Stars to End Vi­o­lence cam­paign last week. More than 18,000 hand-made stars were sent to Bris­bane, to form part of a dis­play at the Com­mon­wealth Games. The stars were made by com­mu­nity groups across Cam­paspe Shire and will form part of a dis­play at the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games. ‘‘Our orig­i­nal goal was 10,000, but we’ve well and truly gone be­yond that,’’ li­brary ser­vices man­ager Jenny Mustey said. ‘‘We first found out about the project from li­brary reg­u­lar Wendy Keech, and have had a phe­nom­e­nal re­sponse. So many peo­ple got on board with it, in­clud­ing schools, dif­fer­ent craft groups and our staff. ‘‘One of our star mak­ers, Barry McDou­gal, is well on his way to meet­ing his own per­sonal tar­get of mak­ing 10,000 stars, which is an out­stand­ing achieve­ment. ‘‘The stars were wo­ven from rib­bon, sym­bol­is­ing that as a com­mu­nity we can be light and coura­geous for each other and not act vi­o­lently with our words and ac­tions, but with kind­ness and con­sid­er­a­tion for oth­ers.’’ For more de­tails on the project, visit­mil­lion­

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