Me­mo­rial on the move

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD - - Erica Murree

THE pending re­lo­ca­tion of the Biggen­den State School’s An­zac me­mo­rial is a step nearer to fruition af­ter a do­na­tion was re­ceived cour­tesy of the An­zac Cen­te­nary Lo­cal Grants Pro­gram.

Mem­ber for Flynn Ken O’Dowd, who has also spon­sored the An­zac Troop Train, last week pre­sented the school with a $2556 do­na­tion to­wards the project.

Mr O’Dowd said he had met with prin­ci­pal Ros Rack­e­mann and ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer Kathy Bennett on many oc­ca­sions and was im­pressed by their com­mit­ment to their school and their stu­dents.

“The chil­dren are typ­i­cal coun­try kids and they give me hope for the fu­ture,” he said.

“Their in­ter­est in pre­serv­ing our his­tory is won­der­ful.

“I sup­port this ap­pli­ca­tion 100%.”

Mrs Rack­e­mann said the do­na­tion was fan­tas­tic for the school and ap­pre­ci­ated by all in­volved.

“The year 2015 is a sig­nif­i­cant year for us as An­zac Day means so much to staff and stu­dents,” she said.

Ms Bennett said the re­lo­ca­tion of the An­zac me­mo­rial from its present po­si­tion be­side the un­der­cover area was nec­es­sary be­cause the area was too crowded.

“The re­lo­ca­tion to the front of the school will en­able us to in­clude a flag pole and paving,” she said.

“The land­scap­ing would in­clude Gal­lipoli roses.”

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

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