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A sign of thanks to Colo Vale

A piece of history at Colo Vale Village Hall

SIGN OF GRATITUDE: John Stead, Kangaroo March re-enactment organiser Angela Williamson and Elyse White at Colo Vale Village Hall. Photo: Emily Bennett

 SIGN OF GRATITUDE: John Stead, Kangaroo March re-enactment organiser Angela Williamson and Elyse White at Colo Vale Village Hall. Photo: Emily Bennett

Colo Vale Village Hall now has a permanent reminder of its involvement in the Kangaroo March.
Community members and seven Colo Vale Public School students were in attendance at the presentation. This featured a talk about the history of the march, the performance of a song about the experience of women in World War I and the Australian national anthem Advance Australia Fair.

Angela Williamson said she offered her thanks to the community for its involvement in the march, despite the hot weather. “It’s a real thrill to recognise the commitment of communities,” she said. “The effort was sensational. On a 32 degree day, they turned it on.”

Ms Williamson said she was pleased with the level of interest and involvement from school-aged children, who waved flags during the Kangaroo March re-enactment. “The whole school [Colo Vale Public School] came to the march,” she said. “They were entranced, it was a lovely sight.”

Ms Williamson visited each town that participated in the Kangaroo March re-enactment to deliver a plaque. Visit http://kangaroomarch.org.au for more information about the Kangaroo March re-enactment.

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