Wellington Shire to commemorate Anzac Day

WELLINGTON Shire communities will commemorate Anzac Day this Thursday with services across the region.

SALE RSL and Community Sub Branch will host three Anzac Day services in Sale.

A dawn service will be held at the Sale War Memorial in Macalister St at 6am, followed by a service at the Sale War Cemetery, Sale-Maffra Rd, from 9am and the main commemorative service in the Sale Memorial Hall forecourt from 10.50am at the conclusion of the march.

The RSL and Sale Club will stage their annual gunfire breakfast after the dawn service and those attending the service are invited for breakfast at the RSL and Sale Club, 143 York St.

The march will begin at the Sale clocktower at 10.30am and proceed south down Raymond St, turning left into Macalister St and finishing in the Sale Memorial Hall forecourt.

There will be a disruption to traffic flow around the central business district to allow for the safe conduct of the march.

The disruption will occur between 10.15 and 10.45am in Raymond St and the southern side of Macalister St heading west from the hall to the Raymond St intersection will be closed from 10.15am until about 11.30am during the main commemorative service.

At the conclusion of the main service those attending are invited to the RSL and Sale Club.

For more information phone Neville Gibbons on 5146 3366 or 0428 463 366.

MAFFRA RSL sub-branch has organised a number of Anzac Day activities, beginning with a 6am dawn service, at the cenotaph outside the library on Johnson St. Those attending the dawn service are invited back to Shelton for a light breakfast. At 9.45am a service will be held at Stretton Park and at 11am the Anzac Day march will set off from the Visitor Information point on Johnson St.

Organisers advise marchers to arrive 10 minutes early so they don’t get left behind.

At the completion of the March a wreath laying ceremony will be held at the cenotaph, and another service will be held at Memorial Hall.

Those who attend are invited to join members back at the RSL.

For more information phone RSL Club president Lindsay Morton on 0418 362 682.

STRATFORD RSL sub branch is inviting the community of Stratford and surrounding districts to its Anzac Day commemoration services.

At 5.50am people will assemble for the dawn service at Memorial Park in Tyers St, which is on the highway in the centre of town.

This is traditionally a short but moving service just on daylight.

A gunfire breakfast will follow at the Avon Hotel for all who have attended the dawn service.

The main town march will begin at the BP corner in Blackburn St at 8.55am and will be led onto the highway by Sale City Band.

The march will then proceeds to Memorial Park for the main commemorative service.

The sub branch has been encouraged by the growing attendances in recent years and by the participation of many community groups.

After the ceremony, the RSL Women’s Auxiliary will provide morning tea at the RSL Hall across the road.

The Princes Highway traffic east-bound will be deviated via back streets between 8.30am and 11am.

ROSEDALE will commemorate Anzac Day with a parade beginning 1.45pm, which will form in the car park on the Princes Highway, opposite the bakery, at 1.30pm.

This will be followed by a service beginning 2pm at the Rosedale Cenotaph.

BRIAGOLONG RSL Log Cabin will be conducting Anzac Day activities beginning with a 9.45am form up at Briagolong RSL Log Cabin in Avon St.

Participants will march to Anzac Park for a ceremony beginning at 10am. At 10.35am marchers will leave for Briagolong RSL Log Cabin for morning tea beginning at 10.45am. Two-up and a sausage sizzle are planned from 2pm. All are welcome to attend.

SEASPRAY‘S Anzac Day service will be held at Seaspray Memorial Park from 11am on April 25.

HEYFIELD‘S Anzac Day parade will begin from Heyfield Bowls Club, corner of George and Temple Sts, at 9am.

THE Loch Sport march will begin at 11am followed by a service at Lake St.

THERE will be a dawn service from 6am in the Port Albert Memorial Park followed by breakfast.

THE Yarram service and march will begin at 10.50am at the Regent Theatre.