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Community Bank celebrating 10 years with gifts for Yinnar, Boolarra and Mirboo North

2 December 2020 |Community news

We love the way people have come out of this challenging year and are ready and willing to serve their communities in exciting and creative ways.
Community Bank Mirboo North & District are thrilled to highlight our 10th year of providing banking services to the districts of Yinnar, Boolarra and Mirboo North by funding for a lasting gift to celebrate this milestone.

In a year that’s been tough for most, Steve from Bechaz Art Designs wanted to bring some joy and improve walls around the Latrobe Valley. So to celebrate the second anniversary of his business he ran a competition in July to give away a free 20 sqm mural! Supported by the fabulous Yinnar community, the Yinnar General Store was the winner of the mural up to the value of $2000. Owners Matt and Merrin were delighted with the win, however the wall was 5 times bigger than the prize on offer. Matt and Merrin announced that their family would commit a further $2,500 towards the mural, but further funding was still required. The bank provided a further $4,500 to to make this dream a reality for the community of Yinnar.

Concept sketches are currently underway, and we look forward to sharing the design story of the mural when it's completed. We’re sure locals and visitors will be fascinated with how this creation unfolds. It’s certain to enhance the Yinnar streets-cape for many years to come.

Exciting projects will also be taking place in Boolarra with the Boolarra Development Group getting creative and coming up with various interesting ideas for the town.
After considering many ideas, they plan to use their gift of $5,000 to go towards:
- creating a special rose garden in the southern end of Centenary Park.
- installation of a water drinking fountain near the BMX track.
Plus display the botanical and common names of the significant trees in Railway Park.

Meanwhile in Mirboo North, community spirit is running high with the locals coming together to give the main street a much-needed make-over. Lots of scrubbing and cleaning took place with a large lick of paint applied here and there. Vacant shopfronts were transformed into Myer style Christmas windows, adding a joyful vibe to the town.

The Community Bank was proud to gift Revitalising Ridgeway (Mirboo Country Development Inc.) $5,000 for 32 planter boxes to beautify and enliven the shopping precinct. With the help of volunteers, the ½ wine barrel planters were filled with an array of perennials, herbs and annuals. In what’s bound to be a wonderful display.

The planters will be maintained with the support of the Community Bank.

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