A pop­u­lar tribute from a tight-knit com­mu­nity

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - JEMMA RYAN

A BLAN­KET of pop­pies care­fully crafted by vol­un­teers will be used as part of Remembrance Day events in In­ver­leigh this week­end.

Mem­bers of the lo­cal Red Cross, Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion and Se­nior Cit­i­zens club, along with res­i­dents of the area, have cro­cheted the sym­bols of remembrance onto a large piece of ma­te­rial lo­cated at the Lone Pine at the In­ver­leigh RSL.

The fin­ished prod­uct — com­pris­ing hun­dreds of the cro­cheted red flowers — will be moved to the front of the pub­lic hall where to­day there is a sup­per and dance.

To­mor­row they will be trans­ferred to the mon­u­ment for the Remembrance Day ser­vice.

The event will mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the Ar­mistice of World War I.

In­ver­leigh RSL pres­i­dent Mal Johns said Remembrance Day plays an im­por­tant role in keeping alive the mem­ory of those who served in wars.

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