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.
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.