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Coromandel ANZAC Day Event 2015

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
Connect with the serious and fun memories of war times
There's not one, but two note-worthy events at the Coromandel Community Centre on Saturday the 25th of April. Bec Watt and her jazz band will perform songs from the war era, from 10.00 am -12.00 noon.

Bec Watt, Coromandel ANZAC Day Event, Jazz, Coromandel War Memorial Gardens, Coromandel Community Centre,
Bec Watt

Prior to this performance, the historic Coromandel Valley War Memorial will be hosting a 9.00am ANZAC service, supported by the RSL Blackwood sub-branch and local residents.

Coromandel Community Centre, Coromandel War Memorial Gardens
Coromandel War Memorial Gardens

Arrive at 9.00am, and you will be greeted by a wonderful display of red poppies, created by community volunteers. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities specifically designed to commemorate and celebrate ANZAC Day 2015. Bring the whole family and make a wreath, which can be laid at the memorial. Share your thoughts on the message boards and visit the photo booth to pay respect to the soldiers of ANZAC Day.

The monument was originally located 100 metres south of the Coromandel War Memorial Gardens. It was restored in 2000 and relocated. The plaque tells the lovely story of the community's desire to build a monument to honour the 32 soldiers who fought in World War 1. Nine of these soldiers did not return. The depth of community feeling resulted in a donation of 268. This was an average of 5 per family, more than two weeks' wages in 1921. The beautifully kept gardens that surround the monument, and the hallowed ground of its previous site, show that the community still honour their soldiers. Come and be part of their special ANZAC Day service in the beautiful gardens at Coromandel Community Gardens.

Coromandel Community Centre, Coromandel War Memorial Gardens
The original location of the war monument

Morning tea will be served at the Community Centre following the service, and the good-time music starts at 10.00am. Bec Watt and her jazz band will perform songs from the war era. You can sing and dance along to well-known tunes, such as Chattanooga Choo Choo and Run Rabbit Run.

Coromandel Community Centre
Coromandel Community Centre

Have a rest on the attractive and environmentally friendly seating, that is 100% recycled plastic. It won't feel like 2250 milk containers, or smell like 5.625 cubic metres of landfill, but that it is an alternative journey the contents of this beautiful seating might have taken.

Coromandel Community Centre
Environmentally friendly seating

A stroll along Chambers Creek reveals stately old gums, new nurtured vegetation, Eastern Rosellas and Rainbow Lorikeets, all enjoying the peace and serenity. Attractive stone and ceramic artwork borders the oval.

Coromandel Community Centre, Bec Watt, birdlife, Chambers Creek
Flora and fauna line the creek and adorn the artwork

Browse the excellent displays provided by the National Trust of Coromandel Valley, who will bring the ANZAC story to life through multimedia displays and interpretive boards.

Coromandel Community Centre, Coromandel ANZAC Day Event, Bec Watt

Original photograph of Bec Watt supplied by the singer. All other photos by JA Rossiter.
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Why? Commemorate and honour the ANZACS
When: 25th April 2015
Phone: 08 8370 6880 (Coromandel Community Centre)
Where: Weymouth War Memorial and
Coromandel Community Centre
442 Main Road, Coromandel
Cost: Free Community Event
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ANZAC Day service 2015. Commendations to the Air Force cadets and the volunteers who crocheted thousands of beautiful poppies for the guests.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4067) 1519 days ago
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