Pick of the bunch

David Lake, Bob Knight, Sam Watkins and John Forbes.

Campaspe News - - NEWS - By KIM­BER­LEY PRICE

THE Rochester Sports Mu­seum will now have a new home.

Thanks to the state govern­ment fund­ing scheme Pick My Project a grant of $102,480 will be in­jected to see the new lo­ca­tion at the Rochester train sta­tion fit­ted-out.

The Rochester Lions Club ap­plied for the grant and was no­ti­fied of its suc­cess last week.

Sam Watkins has been the driv­ing force be­hind the fundrais­ing and is ec­static with the re­sult.

We have plans to hire a cu­ra­tor from ’ Mel­bourne — Sam Watkins

‘‘We al­ready had some money set aside for the mu­seum, but with this added money, it will make the dif­fer­ence be­tween a dis­play and some­thing peo­ple will leave and talk about,’’ Sam said.

‘‘For tourists, the silo, mu­rals, hospi­tal stat­ues and now the sports mu­seum will link to­gether the town.

‘‘We have plans to hire a cu­ra­tor from Mel­bourne who has con­nec­tions to the Na­tional Sports Mu­seum — so it will be big.

‘‘Now we can roll our sleeves up and get go­ing and start the strate­gic plan­ning and bud­get for the project.

‘‘We are hop­ing to have a big open­ing in April.’’

The Sports Mu­seum com­mit­tee and the Lions Club thank ev­ery­body who voted for their project.

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