Fly­ing to hon­our Chris­tine

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Laura Briggs

Colour­ful kites were fly­ing high in mem­ory of beloved com­mu­nity mem­ber Chris­tine Flynn.

More than 150 peo­ple gath­ered at the Tatura Park for ‘Chriss’ Kites’ hosted by the Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil’s Ac­tiv­i­ties in the Park pro­gram.

The event, held in mem­ory of Ac­tiv­i­ties in the Park staff mem­ber Chris­tine Flynn who died sud­denly in July this year, was a place for chil­dren to colour in a kite and fly it. Healthy com­mu­ni­ties of­fi­cer Car­men Ni­chol­son said the event re­ceived great sup­port with peo­ple trav­el­ling from var­i­ous towns through­out the Goul­burn Val­ley, in­clud­ing many mem­bers of the Flynn fam­ily.

‘‘It was re­ally nice to have a lot of her fam­ily who came along,’’ Ms Ni­chol­son said.

‘‘They were all so happy and so ap­pre­cia­tive of the event.’’

She said Ms Flynn was re­mem­bered for her can-do at­ti­tude and her friendly face that wel­comed chil­dren with a smile to many ac­tiv­i­ties through­out her time in the pro­gram.

‘‘Com­ing from a dairy farm­ing back­ground she al­ways dis­played such a cando at­ti­tude,’’ she said.

‘‘She was hard-work­ing, very re­li­able and would take any op­por­tu­nity to be on deck with what­ever was hap­pen­ing.’’

Ms Ni­chol­son said she was thrilled to see so many in at­ten­dance, en­joy­ing the sun­shine and cel­e­brat­ing the life of Ms Flynn.

Above right:

Emma and Madi­son Cannytrav­elled from Gir­garre for theevent. Left: Fenn Burgess and Pippa Pearce from Tal­ly­ga­roopna cre­ate their mas­ter­pieces. Right: Tatura Chil­dren’sCen­tre cel­e­brated theday out.

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