Mansfield community members honoured
FOR a number of years now many businesses and organisations in Mansfield have been involved in creating care packages and letter writing to our troops overseas.
Local schools St Mary’s, Mansfield Primary, Jamieson Primary and Mansfield Secondary College have especially got involved.
“The involvement by our grade 5s and 6s has been appreciated by all involved,” said St Mary’s principal Trish Etcell.
“Receiving a care package from home can be a real morale booster for a deployed service member.”
Last Monday, Bill Romans, who has co-ordinated the program, presented medals to members of the community who supported the care packages.
Each member received the official Special Commands Operation medallion in recognition of the support, all the way from the troops in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Medals were given to IGA, Foodworks, Mansfield Courier, Tamara Edwards, Mansfield Printing, Mansfield Newsagency, Mansfield Red Cross, Jamieson Ladies and Café 41.
CARE: Bill Romans presented a Special Commands Operation medallion to (from left) St Mary’s school captains Dylan Wilson and Harper Anderson, with vice-captain Amanda Duhamel.