Project needs more poppies

September 27, 2017

Community members are enouraged to help to make hand-made poppies, like the ones pictured, ahead of Remembrance Day.

Community members from Tatura and district are reminded that the Tatura RSL sub-branch would like a sea of poppies adorning the township’s war memorial at this year’s Remembrance Day service.

RSL committee member Vince Vincitorio said they aimed to create a blanket to drape over the towns war memorial, made from knitted poppies.

With the sub-branch almost reaching half of its target of 2000 hand-made poppies, Mr Vincitorio reminded the people of Tatura and beyond to get involved in the celebrations by knitting as many as possible for the blanket, which will be draped in Robert Mactier Memorial Gardens.

‘‘We’ve had an ongoing project where were adding all the names of the people who went and fought and didn’t come back,’’ Mr Vincitorio said.

‘‘And we want to make a big blanket to drape over the names.’’

He said it was important to get the community involved, so the project became a team effort.

‘‘The whole idea to do this was for people to get involved,’’ Mr Vincitorio said.

‘‘We’ve already got the Country Women’s Association on board.

‘‘It doesn’t matter who does it; as long as it gets done.

‘‘It’s been really good, but we want more.’’

Mr Vincitorio said he would like to thank Spotlight, Lincraft and Mary Venuto for the wool donations.

‘‘I’ve still got some wool at home that people can use,’’ he said.

■To get in touch with Mr Vincitorio for supplies or more information, phone 58241433.

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