Pu­taruru pre­pares for ex­tra spe­cial An­zac Day

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - LUKE KIRKEBY

Var­i­ous ser­vices will be held on An­zac Day but this year in Pu­taruru a few ex­tra events have been added.

Pu­taruru RSA Pres­i­dent Mur­ray Bath said the day will start with the usual Dawn Pa­rade which will be held at 6am from Van Dyks to the Gar­den of Mem­o­ries.

‘‘There are usu­ally a few hun­dred who come along and there seem to be more com­ing every year and we love to see them,’’ he said.

He said fol­low­ing the Dawn Pa­rade a break­fast will be held at the Pu­taruru Dis­trict Ser­vices Me­mo­rial Club ahead of the Civic Ser­vice.

‘‘The Civic March will also take place form Van Dyks and will head to­wards The Plaza,’’ he said.

But this year the Pu­taruru RSA has also or­gan­ised for a spe­cial guest speaker to come and talk about peace keep­ing.

‘‘This year we have got Cap­tain Keith Laws com­ing as a guest speaker which will be re­ally good and a choir com­ing who will be sing­ing the song writ­ten for the 100th an­niver­sary,’’ he said.

Bath said he will also be putting pop­pies on white crosses do­nated by Hopkins Join­ery on lo­cal graves this week with the Pu­taruru Scouts.

LUKE KIRKEBY/ FAIRFAX NZ

Lest we for­get. An­zac Day Tues­day, April 25 2017.

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