Fore­shore do­na­tion

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Tocumwal Rotary Club has shown its com­mit­ment to the fu­ture of the town by do­nat­ing $40,000 to the Fore­shore re­de­vel­op­ment pro­ject.

Ac­cord­ing to Ber­ri­gan Shire coun­cil­lor and Rotary com­mu­nity ser­vice direc­tor Colin Jones, the money will be specif­i­cally al­lo­cated towards a new build­ing re­plac­ing the ex­ist­ing Vis­i­tors In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre.

He said as part of the $3.2 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment, $300,000 must be lo­cally funded with $200,000 al­ready com­mit­ted by the Tocumwal Fore­shore Com­mit­tee.

Cr Jones added a fur­ther $25,000 will come from the Tocumwal Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee.

The money raised by the ser­vice club has come from sell­ing or­ange juice at the Fore­shore Mar­kets and the Rotary Op Shop on Mur­ray St.

Cr Jones said it was a ‘‘fair ef­fort’’ by Rotary to raise $40,000.

‘‘Last year we sold about 4500 cups of or­ange juice on mar­ket day and com­ing up there will be the Vic­to­rian Labour Day week­end which is al­ways mas­sive if the weather is nice; there’s a lot of money in or­anges.

‘‘The Christ­mas/New Year mar­ket was the big­gest as we sold 620 cups and on av­er­age we sell about 400 cups per mar­ket.

‘‘Rotary did spend about $30,000 for the restora­tions of the Vis­i­tors In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre eight years ago but we’re fully be­hind a new build­ing.

‘‘It’s about sup­port­ing com­mu­nity projects and we ex­pect to hand the money over to the shire within 12 months,’’ Cr Jones said.

Tocumwal Rotary has also do­nated $4500 towards the walk­ing tracks over the creeks be­tween Hen­nessy St and the Golf Club.

Cr Jones said Rotary is plan­ning to com­mit a fur­ther $10,000 to the walk­ing tracks. Mel­bourne Flower & Gar­den Show: West Side Story: Apr 24 ................................................... $130 Muriel’s Wed­ding: May 15, 22 & 29, Jun 12 .................... $150 Bright Au­tumn Fes­ti­val: May 4 .......................................... $65 Bar­num – The Cir­cus Mu­si­cal: May 15 & 22 ................... $130 8 d Great Ocean Rd-Mt Gam­bier: 2 d Wer­ribee Zoo Sun­set Sa­fari: 6 d Hah­n­dorf Easter Week­end: 2 d Silo Art Trail: Apr 9 ..................................................... $365 7 d Cor­nish Fes­ti­val: Apr 17 .......................... $1,695 May 15 ......................................... $1,675 12 d Out­back - Land of In­fin­ity: 15 d North­ern Ter­ri­tory: 10 d Red Cen­tre: Mar 19 ..................... $2,250 Mar 29 ......................... .$595 Jun 17 ........................ $4,450 Jul 24 ...................................... $5,950 Jul 24 ................................................. $3,950 9 d Light­ning Ridge & Bro­ken Hill: 10 d Alice Springs – Dar­win: Jul 29 ............................. $4,850 9 d GHAN incl. Barossa Val­ley: 16 d Across the Top: 10 d Cape York: 15 d QLD: Aug 11 ................................................. $6,600 Cairns to Bris­bane: Aug 21 ............................ $5,759 8 d Calm­ing Coast: Aug 7............................................ $6,575 Bris to Syd: Sep 4 ........................... $3,195 6 d Scenic Syd­ney Re­turn: 6 d Five Rivers Sa­fari: 9 d Flin­ders Ranges: Aug 7............................ $6,390 Sep 11 ................................ $1,695 Oct 11 ........................................ $2,750 Oct 1 ............................................ $2,995 7 d Vic­tor Har­bor/Kang. Is­land: 14 d South­ern Italy & Si­cily: 16 d Jew­els of Alaska: Aug 25 ...................................... $6,445 10 d Viet­nam Im­pres­sions: Mar 30 ...................... $80 Jul 24..................... $2,350 Oct 16 ......................... $2,195 June 11............................ $4,550 Oct 26 ....................... from $4,390

(From left) War­ren Lang, Antony Vagg, Jeremy Mor­ton, An­gela Urquhart and Rob Massina at the SunRice head­quar­ters in Syd­ney dur­ing the Rice­grow­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s Es­tab­lished Lead­ers pro­gram.

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