Article from Bega Valley Shire Council News

A group of hard-working volunteers from the Rotary Club of Merimbula replaced the fence at the entrance to Wonboyn cemetery in time for Mother’s Day this year.

As we head into National Volunteer Week – 18 to 24 May - the dedication of Merimbula Rotary’s productive band of volunteers is just one of many great examples of community strength our Valley’s volunteers show time after time.

The original fence was damaged beyond repair when the summer bushfires swept through the area in early January, with the cemetery cordoned off since then with just safety netting. “This project was a collaboration with Bega Valley Shire Council and Rotary,” Acting Cemetery and Hall Officer, Katrina Berenguer said.

“Rotary saw the need to get involved and replace the fence as quickly as possible; particularly before Mother’s Day.  “These amazing volunteers went above and beyond to help with the repairs, and the new fence is so much better than the old one.

“These guys are wonderful to work with and we are very grateful for what they have done.”

After the Fires   
 Reconstruction underway
The Long Run – Aligned in Isolation     
Fixing the rails
Social distancing with a tape measure   
Almost there
Job done – happy spaced out crew