Gardener hopes to spark ‘Inferno’
BEECHWORTH Chamber of Commerce has dusted off its Ned Kelly collection helmets to raise funds to replace plants and soil in four flower barrels at intersection of Ford and Camp streets.
Beechworth Men’s Shed’s David Handley is tending the plants and said the beautification project – started by keen gardener Linda Bunn several years ago – was a symbol of what the town offered.
“Standard grevillea ‘Inferno’ and soil will be purchased with the money donated and Beechworth Correctional Centre has kindly offered to water them once they are planted.”
“We also would appreciate local businesses making sure that the plants do not dry out when the hot weather comes and water them when needed.”
Mr Handley said the project was “very specific” so that residents could see where their money was spent.
“We want to keep our town looking beautiful,” he said.
“The helmets will be at Beechworth Bakery, Bridge Road Brewer, Beechworth Sweet Company, NewsXpress Beechworth and Ritchies’ IGA Supermarket.
“Every little bit of money will help.”
YOU BEAUTY: David Handley with a ‘Ned Kelly helmet’ to be used as a collection point for money so Beechworth Chamber of Commerce can purchase new plants for footpaths adjoining the Ford and Camp streets’ intersection.