Roe­bourne plans cel­e­bra­tions

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Perera

■ Plans to cel­e­brate Roe­bourne’s 150th an­niver­sary are well un­der way, with the Yir­ra­m­a­gardu or Roe­bourne Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion start­ing to go through and cost the sug­ges­tions made so far.

The fledg­ling com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tion, which re­cently ap­plied to be­come in­cor­po­rated, held its sec­ond meet­ing on Sun­day, Novem­ber 8.

Dis­cus­sions fo­cused on so­lic­it­ing feed­back for cel­e­bra­tion ideas al­ready sub­mit­ted and fit­ting them into the event bud­get of $100 000.

Cur­rent favourites in­clude pro­duc­ing T-shirts fea­tur­ing a Roe­bourne 150th an­niver­sary de­sign, putting up four metal town sculp­tures in the main street, and cre­at­ing an el­ders’ mem­ory board dis­play­ing a col­lec­tion of sto­ries from Roe­bourne fam­i­lies over the past 150 years.

Com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Michael Nikakis said the as­so­ci­a­tion was a grass­roots project open to in­volve­ment from all res­i­dents.

Fur­ther sug­ges­tions for the an­niver­sary will be pre­sented at the next Roe­bourne com­mu­nity meet­ing on Sun­day, Novem­ber 22.

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