Home' Yarram Standard : January 5th 2017 Contents PAGE 12 - “THE YARRAM STANDARD” Thursday, January 5, 2017
Website: launching the new yarram.community website were, (back) Yarram Neighbour-
hood House Community Learning Centre, Robert Metheringham, Kim Hatton, Tarra Festi-
val Committee president and Graham from the Yarram Mens Shed.
THE Friends of Tarra
Bulga group wrapped
up another productive
year with a barbecue get
The event allowed the
group to say a special thank
you to all the people who have
given their time with group
Some special awards were
handed out to those who have
achieved some great mile-
stones volunteering in the
Visitors Centre. Pam Pattison
and Jane Florey received gold
awards for 100 days service,
Richard Florey received a sil-
ver award for 60 days and Pat-
rick Hanrahan a bronze award
for 30 days on duty.
The group is always willing
to welcome new volunteers who
are fans of Tarra Bulga National
Park and for further information
phone Pam on 5196 6140.
Playgroup: Woodside Playgroup held its Christmas Party at the Woodside Beach last
Thursday and was surprised with a special visit from Santa, who after a very busy morn-
ing was glad to be able to put his feet up at the beach for an hour or so. Woodside Play-
group is held at the Woodside Hall during school terms. The playgroup was set up nearly
30 years ago. Preschool children and their parents, grandparents and guardians come
from all over the district to attend this very social group.
YARRAM will have a new community
The website www.yarram.community was
launched prior to Christmas at the Yarram Com-
munity Learning Centre and is expected to be up
and running by mid to late January.
The website will be a centralised website list-
ing community groups which will be regulary
updated. It will list events and automatically feed
this to social media and event promotion sites. It
will also include a centralised grant listings and
resources section to assist with grants and spon-
sorships for community groups.
The website is being undertaken by the Tarra
Festival Committee as part of its objective to sup-
port local community groups and provide a mech-
anism for them to raise funds and support. The
project is funded via a grant of $9700 as part of
Community and Philanthropy Partnership week
which is supported through the Prime Minister’s
Community Business Partnership and managed
by Philanthropy Australia in partnership with the
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Kim Hatton, Tarra Festival president, has
enlisted the help of local Grace Hester to build
the website. “Once the site is up and running we
will hold information sessions on weekends and
evenings to show people how to use it,” she said.
“These sessions will be run by Grace and myself
initially. Once the site is working well Grace will
maintain the data and I will maintain the coding
unless Grace is happy to take it on and if she is I
will be more than happy to hand that over to her
as well,” Kim said.
Volunteer service: from left volunteers Patrick Hanrahan,
Richard Florey, Pam Pattison and Jane Florey were recogn-
ised for their many hours of volunteer work at the Tarra Bulga
Park Visitors Centre recently and were presented with special
thank you certificates.
THE Yarram Yarram Landcare Network
has received $22,977 in State Govern-
ment funding for revegetation and rem-
nant enhancement in the region.
The funding came as part of the State Govern-
ment’s $2 million Landcare grants program.
The funding, distributed through the West
Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, sup-
ports local Landcare groups carrying out environ-
mental projects to improve regional biodiversity and
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate
Change Lily D’Ambrosio said, “The Victorian Land-
care program is an investment in our future and it’s
fantastic to see these local groups receiving grants to
support their important environmental projects.”
Minister for Water Lisa Neville said, “This program
highlights the great environmental outcomes than can
be achieved through cooperation between catchment
management authorities, environment groups, local
communities and the Victorian Government.”
State help to
LOCAL residents and businesses have been heap-
ing praise on those responsible for the installation of
the new watering system which has been installed in
Yarram’s Commercial Road plots. “Congratulations
to all the workers who worked so diligently to get
the watering system installed in the past few weeks,”
from all the businesses along Commercial Road.
THE second Port Albert Friday market will
be held this Friday from 9am till 1pm. This will
be the final Friday market for the summer after
which the Port Albert Market will revert back
to the Sunday, with the next Sunday market to
be held on January 22.
THE Sea Days Festival is on next weekend,
January 7 an 8. It is primarily a family friendly
event with activities and attractions to appeal to
all age groups. The festival highlights the varied
marine and wild life of Corner Inlet as well as pro-
moting local organisations. As a result of increas-
ing costs to stage the Sea Days Festival, a gold coin
admission for all adults has been introduced. There
are plenty of events, so check out the page www.
seadaysfestival.com.au for more information.
Fireworks a blast
Face painting: making children happy with her face painting
skills was Kim who painted beautiful butterflies on Baine’s face
at the Allies football netball club’s New Year’s Eve fireworks
SOME 1500 people
enjoyed the Allies
football netball an-
nual New Year’s
Eve fireworks night
at the Alberton West
As well as the spec-
tacular fireworks displays
at 9.30pm and midnight,
families enjoyed the many
activities including jump-
ing castles, face painting
and music on the night.
Club president Doug
Kay praised his team of
volunteers who helped or-
ganise this wonderful fam-
ily friendly event
“We had perfect weath-
er for the crowd to watch
the magnificent display of
fireworks,” he said.
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