The Rural Aid Farm Army has set up at the Kyabram Showgrounds ahead of a week of action that will give the town and surrounding farm a much appreciated face lift.
Students from Kyabram P-12 College receive instruments as part of The Rural Aid Gift of Music program.
On Monday morning, Campaspe shire mayor Adrian Weston and councillor Vicki Neele welcomed the more than 35 Rural Aid volunteers along with an additional team of 22 volunteers from Honda, which is funding week’s activities.
Rural Aid work with identified local farms to help with fencing, gate repairs, external cladding work, gutter replacements, tree pruning and general farm maintenance work.
The volunteers team will also work on a number of community projects, which includes the Killawarra Town Hall floor which was damaged in recent flood.
In kyabram, the men’s shed will get help to improve their fencing, the town hall will be painted, the show grounds will have a second kitchen installed and the Fauna Park will have kangaroo-proof fencing installed to prepare for a large tree-planting project.
The Kyabram Croquest Club will benefit form painting and landscaping repairs, maintenance at the cemetery, and a viewing platform set to be build at the Historical Transport Shed.
The Australian Army based joined the Rural Aid volunteers on Monday and performed at Kyabram P-12 College, as well as delivering musical instruments and school supplies to the college as part of their Gift of Music program.
The Army will continue its work throughout town and finish on Saturday.
Source: Kyabram Free Press