Red Poppies foster community spirit!

Community help is being sought by the Shire of Dardanup to create three heartwarming displays of handmade red poppies to acknowledge Remembrance Day 2021 and honour the 61,513 lives lost in battle.

The unique Pop-up Poppy Installations will be located in Eaton, Dardanup and Burekup and Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett is calling on beginner or experienced knitters or crocheters to contribute as many poppies as they can make to the project between now and November.

Creative community members are being supported to get involved through poppy-making sessions provided by the Shire along with free poppy supply packs and patterns.

Cr Bennett said the The Poppy Project encouraged moments of reflection, remembering and conversations around the meaning of the poppies and Remembrance Day.

“The real magic of this project is the way we are creating opportunities for community members with a shared interest to come together and learn a new hobby,” Cr Bennett said.

“All while actively contributing to fostering the spirit of Remembrance Day.”

To make your poppies count, drop them in to the Administration Centre, Eaton, Eaton Community Library or Dardanup Office before 4.30pm on 3 November, 2021.

For enquiries about getting involved, community members can contact the Shire’s Place and Community Officers on 9724 0323 or email events@dardanup.wa.gov.au

Pop-up Poppy Installations will be located at:

Dardanup

Dardanup War Memorial

3 Little Street, Dardanup

Burekup

River Valley Primary School Memorial

51 Russell Road, Burekup

Eaton

Bethanie Fields Entrance

111 Eaton Drive, Eaton