Anzac Day poppy workshop

Published Friday, 27th March 2015

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone and volunteers during a poppy making workshop on 27 March at the Cabramatta Library.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone joined local volunteers during a poppy making workshop on 27 March at the Cabramatta Library.

The volunteers are contributing their skills to knit or crochet handmade poppies to feature in an Anzac Day centenary display.

“It is wonderful to see members of our community contributing their time and skills in this workshop and paying tribute to our local heroes,” Mayor Carbone said.

Posters displaying photographs and biographies of local heroes, who served in World War I, will be showcased at each of the five libraries for Anzac Day, during the months of April and May.  

“The handmade poppies will decorate the walls around the posters and displays as a reminder of Flanders Field, which turned into trenches during the warfare,” Mayor Carbone said.

At the end of the Anzac showcase, the poppies will be sewn into a rug and donated to a local organisation where funds raised will go towards supporting returned servicemen and families.

Further poppy making workshops will be held on 8 April 2015 at the Cabramatta Library. For more information please call 9725 0365.

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