New AN­ZAC me­mo­rial built at Dingo Beach

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A NEW me­mo­rial to hon­our the fallen this AN­ZAC Day has been erected at Dingo Beach as a re­sult of the com­mu­nity spirit and per­se­ver­ance of lo­cal res­i­dent Joseph Howie.

Mr Howie was re­cently awarded a schol­ar­ship by the Re­turned and Ser­vices League (RSL) Youth De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram for his ap­pli­ca­tion to de­velop an AN­ZAC me­mo­rial at Dingo Beach.

The an­nual pro­gram is run by Bond Univer­sity and the RSL which awards stu­dents with a schol­ar­ship to achieve their goals in the ar­eas of sport, aca­demics or com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.

As a 2013 grad­u­ate of Mackay’s Whit­sun­day Angli­can School, Mr Howie took ad­van­tage of his school’s strong in- volve­ment in the lo­cal com­mu­nity to help de­velop his project.

Af­ter more than 12 months of plan­ning, dis­cus­sion with lo­cal coun­cil and the Dingo Beach com­mu­nity, Mr Howie has suc­cess­fully pro­vided some­where per­ma­nent for lo­cal res­i­dents to come and pay their re­spects to the AN­ZAC soldiers.

He achieved the project by en­sur­ing ev­ery ex­pense was ac­counted for through the grant from item prices to the fab­ri­ca­tion of a flag­pole by lo­cal busi­ness Strathdickie En­gi­neer­ing. Through the vol­un­tary work of his fa­ther and the per­fect rock put in place by Rhino Dave, Mr Howie’s project is now stand­ing tall on the fore­shore of Dingo Beach.

AN­ZAC ME­MO­RIAL: Dingo Beach res­i­dent Joseph Howie stands proudly next to the An­zac Me­mo­rial he de­vel­oped for the lo­cal com­mu­nity as a part of the RSL Youth De­vel­op­ment pro­gram.

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