And let the paint­ing be­gin

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PAINT­ING of the Rochester Si­los started yes­ter­day.

And the fundrais­ing to pay for it has hit the half way mark.

Rochester Busi­ness Net­work pres­i­dent Glenda Ni­chol said they were thrilled with the gen­eros­ity of the com­mu­nity.

‘‘Do­na­tions for the silo art project are fil­ter­ing in and we are about half way there,’’ she said.

‘‘We are ask­ing the Rochester com­mu­nity to please con­sider mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion to this worth­while cause.

‘‘I have watched other towns ex­pe­ri­ence it and am thrilled that Rochester will finally have their si­los trans­formed into gi­ant works of art.’’

There are three ways you can do­nate.

‘‘There are tins around town, you can do­nate at the counter at the Bendigo Bank or trans­fer into the bank ac­count,’’ Mrs Ni­chol said. ‘‘Ev­ery lit­tle bit counts. ‘‘We have had some peo­ple only do­nate $10 and that is amaz­ing.’’

Artist Jimmy Dvate will paint the Grain Corp si­los and place Rochester on the silo art map.

Paint­ing will take about 4-5 weeks and Mrs Ni­chol is en­courag- ing the com­mu­nity to come down and see it take shape.

‘‘It will be quite a sight to see so we hope peo­ple will come down and have a look and sup­port the artist,’’ she said.

‘‘But we really need do­na­tions — ev­ery bit counts.’’

Do­nate to: Rochester Chamber of Com­merce BSB: 633 000 Acct num­ber: 145 086 286

CLEAR THE DECKS — The last stage be­fore paint­ing be­gan was the removal of screen­ing trees.

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