Corowa Boomerang Bag launches

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Corowa Boomerang Bags were suc­cess­fully launched at the Corowa Com­mu­nity Gar­den Open Day on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

Boomerang Bags are a way of en­gag­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity in ac­tively re­duc­ing plas­tic bags and waste.

The Boomerang Bags are hand sewn from re­cy­cled fab­ric by vol­un­teers.

The event was at­tended by many sup­port­ers of the ini­tia­tive.

Gail Law, coun­cil­lor rep­re­sent­ing Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil, spoke pas­sion­ately about how the coun­cil is sup­port­ing projects such as Boomerang Bags be­cause they foster com­mu­nity en­gage­ment.

Corowa Lions, a val­ued sup­porter of the project, were rep­re­sented by sec­re­tary Gra­ham Withers who en­dorsed the project. Craig Wal­dren from Corowa IGA at­tended. Mr Wal­dren is phas­ing out plas­tic bags and has be­come a project part­ner.

The bags will be avail­able for a gold coin do­na­tion at the store.

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the Corowa and District Boomerang Bag Project please con­tact Sally Hughes on 0427 549 856.

Sewing bees are held on Wed­nes­days at 12.30pm at the Corowa Lion’s Den.

Ma­te­ri­als and cot­tons can be sup­plied for peo­ple who would like to sew at home.

The group also wel­comes com­mu­nity groups from across the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil who want to find out more about the project or would like to be in­volved.

Sup­port­ers of the Boomerang Bag at the week­end’s launch.

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