Early Learn­ing is Fun

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies Classies - BY EMMA PRIOR

The Yar­ra­wonga Preschool par­tic­i­pated in ELF Day (Early Learn­ing is Fun) re­cently.

This event is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for fam­i­lies to ac­knowl­edge the im­por­tance of read­ing and by in­volv­ing the com­mu­nity in teach­ing chil­dren that read­ing is fun.

The chil­dren dressed up as their favour- ite char­ac­ters and hit the town to visit read­ers Suzi Knight and Larry from Big­gers, Joy Humphries at Bi-Rite, Sally at the Credit Union and Jenny (Ry­der’s Nan) at Karana.

The Yar­ra­wonga Pre-School would like to thank Big­gers Floor­world, Bi-Rite elec­tri­cal, Cen­tral Mur­ray Credit Union and Karana Aged Care for their sup­port.

The first day of day­light sav­ings saw 80 mem­bers of the pub­lic take part in the Walk for Parkin­son’s event across the town bridges.

The walk was or­gan­ised to sup­port the Yar­ra­wonga Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group in rais­ing aware­ness and funds on be­half of Parkin­son’s Vic­to­ria.

Mem­ber for Ovens Val­ley Tim McCurdy at­tended the event and con­grat­u­lated the group for their ef­forts in pro­mot­ing Parkin­son’s dis­ease aware­ness in Yar­ra­wonga.

Sev­eral of the walk­ers did both bridges while oth­ers only com­pleted the traf­fic bridge but it was an en­joy­able and en­cour­ag­ing day none the less.

The weather for the day was su­perb and ev­ery­one en­joyed a pleasant walk and came back in­vig­o­rated and ready for a sausage siz­zle and cof­fee.

The first 20 walk­ers were awarded medals do­nated by Parkin­son’s Vic­to­ria and lucky num­ber draws were held with the first and sec­ond numbers drawn re­ceiv­ing prizes.

First prize was a bas­ket of home prod­ucts do­nated by Fresh as a Bird and won by Dorothy who was also the first walker to fin­ish the event.

Sec­ond prize was a bot­tle of wine do­nated by the Vo­dusek fam­ily and was won by Noreen Smart.

Or­gan­iser Judy Rams­dale said she was still reeling from the event but it be­ing a suc­cess made it worth it.

“It’s a big day for us Parkie’s peo­ple. It takes more for us to do things that used to come easy,” she said.

Judy said the group would also like to thank many dif­fer­ent busi­nesses for their time and as­sis­tance in the event.

These busi­nesses in­clude the Lions Club, Vo­dusek Meats, Free as a Bird, Thyme for Cof­fee, Hard Luck café as well as He­len at the tourist in­for­ma­tion cen­tre and Tim McCurdy.

The lo­cal Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group would also like to thank all those who at­tended on the day and to all those who made do­na­tions to as­sist with their fund-rais­ing ef­forts.

Sim­i­lar events in­volv­ing the Yar­ra­wonga Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group are hoped to be ar­ranged in the fu­ture.

Yar­ra­wonga Pre-School stu­dents en­joyed vis­it­ing lo­ca­tions in Yar­ra­wonga to have books read to them by spe­cial guests.

Beau­ti­ful sun­shine greeted par­tic­i­pants in the Walk for Parkin­sons’s.

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