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RSL thrilled by big crowds in Heathcote

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May 03, 2018

HUNDREDS turned out in Heathcote to commemorate Anzac Day last week.

HUNDREDS turned out in Heathcote to commemorate Anzac Day last week.

From braving the cold at the dawn service to enjoying a breakfast prepared by the volunteers and watching the march, the day was filled with activities.

Heathcote RSL sub-branch president Miles Humphrey said he was thrilled with the attendance at the dawn service and the breakfast.

“For a small town it was a really good turnout for the day,” he said.

“A lot of people travelled to attend, which is great for us.”

The RSL Hall was displaying artworks from the local primary schools, from soldiers’ letters home to portraits of diggers lining the walls to locals to see.

All the while they enjoyed a breakfast thanks to the RSL Hall volunteers.

“The volunteers were going since 8am Tuesday, they put in a whole lot of work — they’re such hard workers,” Mr Humphrey said.

“Then, on the day, we had other people come along and lend a hand in the kitchen so it’s great to see so many volunteers here.”

The breakfast was followed by a service in the hall before it was off to march along High St and play two-up in the afternoon.

The army vechicles also stayed in town, offering lifts to locals.

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