High school appeal at Farmers Markets

Yass Rotary will be collecting donations at the Farmer’s Markets this weekend for Yass High activities.

Tools and equipment were destroyed in the fire at Yass High last Saturday, bringing students’ volunteer work to a halt.

As part of a ‘Do Good Friday’ project, the students are working with community members on positive projects around Yass.

Teacher Tracy Bills said the greatest impact on current works was the loss of the paint the students were using for murals at Valmar.

“It was expensive and was donated specially for the job, and it now needs to be replaced, along with brushes and rollers,” Ms Bills said.

She said garden tools used by the students needed to be replaced.

“We have already had some loaned and donated, along with some basic hand tools.

“If the project is to continue we will need to have shovels, spades, forks, a wheel barrow, saws, hammers and chisels, angle grinders and discs, screw drivers and spanners.”

A collection point will be available at the Yass Farmers Markets on Saturday where people can drop off donations of any surplus garden tools, cash donations or hand tools.  Over the coming weeks there will be a collection point at Home Hardware, where donations of equipment can also be dropped off.

For more information about the Do Good Friday project see next Wednesday’s paper.

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