School wins bus shelter
IT is all smiles for Melissa Bain and Ruby Parker (back), Alex Darling and Mollie Marsh (middle), and Emily Darling and Charlie Marsh as they wait for the schoolbus in the shelter the Millers Flat School won as part of a TotalSpan promotion.
School secretary Anne Johnston saw an advertisement which was sent to schools earlier in the year and immediately put in an entry form. ‘‘I did not think anything more about it until out of the blue they rang and asked where we wanted it put,’’ Mrs Johnston said.
It was decided to put it at Ettrick where the greater number of children for both Millers Flat and Roxburgh Area Schools can take advantage of it. When the group was asked what they thought of the new shelter, Charlie Marsh was quick to reply: ‘‘It hasn’t rained since they put it up.’’
Signed: Darryl Middlemiss, of Harliwich Holdings, lines up the graphic on the new sign for Millers Flat. After more than two and a half years of planning and fundraising, the new township signs throughout the Teviot Valley are now in place. An idea that came out of the Roxburgh and Districts Community Plan Group, the Teviot Valley district signs and township signs for Lake Roxburgh Village, Roxburgh, Ettrick and Millers Flat will hopefully promote the area to those passing through. Funds for the signs were raised through local grants, a substantial grant from Transpower and fundraising efforts. The signs feature original sluice pipes for frames and it is planned to have some rock landscaping at their base to enhance them.