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Myrtleford Times - - Front Page - BY ALEX CRAIG

Au­drey Busst (left) and Sheila Kennedy atthe Myr­tle ford RSL Club ahead of this Sun­day’s Rem em brance Day.Tow ns across the Alpine Shire will stop to pay trib­ute to ou r fallen, past and present ser­vice men with ser­vices at 11am

RE­MEM­BRANCE Day this year com­mem­o­rates the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War One, and Mt Beauty is bright with scar­let pop­pies in the run-up to the com­mem­o­ra­tion on Novem­ber 11th.

Women from the Mt Beauty Line Dancers’ group and the lo­cal Lions Ladies got to­gether to pro­duce over 1,100 knit­ted and cro­cheted pop­pies to dec­o­rate the town, con­cen­trat­ing on the town en­trance and the ar­cade next to Sea­sons Café in Hol- londs Street.

The project be­gan last May with an idea from Barb Ma­son, with con­trib­u­tors work­ing at home to many dif­fer­ent pat­terns, and the Lions Club pro­vid­ing the stems for the pop­pies which were to be dis­played in gar­dens.

The Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice in Mt Beauty will be held at the Ceno­taph, be­gin­ning at 10.45am.

The Mt Beauty & Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Band will play be­fore and af­ter the com­mem­o­ra­tion, and at 11.45am a new World War One ex­hi­bi­tion, mounted by the Kiewa Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, will be opened at the In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre mu­seum.

In Bright, a ser­vice will start at the memo­rial clock tower at 10.30am, with Alpine Shire Coun­cil Mayor Ron Janas a guest speaker.

There will be lay­ing of wreaths by dif­fer­ent ser­vice clubs of the town, and a post-ser­vice get-to­gether at the Bright RSL Sub-Branch.

An 11am minute of si­lence will be held in Myrtle­ford at the Alby Low­er­son memo­rial with a short ser­vice fol­low­ing it.

PHOTO:Alex Craig

HUN­DREDS OF PO PPIES:Rem em brance pop­pies m ade by wom en ofthe Up­perKiew a Val­ley have been used to dec­o­rate the tow n forRem em brance Day. L-R stand­ing:M aria Pantling, RachelFinette,Jan Selsby,Suzanne Bland,W ilGal­lagher(back),Robyn Quick,M aria Sut­cliffe, Eileen Down,GailBeaton and HeatherBrock­hurst;kneel­ing:M in­nie Ba­gay,Bev Bowie,Lyn Forke,Joy Part­ing­ton (pro­jectco-or­di­na­tor)and Blanche Spargo.

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