Project needs more pop­pies

The Tatura Guardian - - News - To get in touch with Mr Vinci­to­rio for sup­plies or more in­for­ma­tion, phone 5824 1433.

Com­mu­nity mem­bers from Tatura and district are re­minded that the Tatura RSL sub-branch would like a sea of pop­pies adorn­ing the town­ship’s war memo­rial at this year’s Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

RSL com­mit­tee mem­ber Vince Vinci­to­rio said they aimed to cre­ate a blan­ket to drape over the towns war memo­rial, made from knit­ted pop­pies.

With the sub-branch al­most reach­ing half of its tar­get of 2000 hand-made pop­pies, Mr Vinci­to­rio re­minded the peo­ple of Tatura and be­yond to get in­volved in the celebrations by knit­ting as many as pos­si­ble for the blan­ket, which will be draped in Robert Mac­tier Memo­rial Gar­dens.

‘‘We’ve had an on­go­ing project where were adding all the names of the peo­ple who went and fought and didn’t come back,’’ Mr Vinci­to­rio said.

‘‘And we want to make a big blan­ket to drape over the names.’’

He said it was im­por­tant to get the com­mu­nity in­volved, so the project be­came a team ef­fort.

‘‘The whole idea to do this was for peo­ple to get in­volved,’’ Mr Vinci­to­rio said.

‘‘We’ve al­ready got the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion on board.

‘‘It doesn’t mat­ter who does it; as long as it gets done.

‘‘It’s been re­ally good, but we want more.’’

Mr Vinci­to­rio said he would like to thank Spot­light, Lin­craft and Mary Venuto for the wool do­na­tions.

‘‘I’ve still got some wool at home that peo­ple can use,’’ he said.

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