ANZAC day ceremonies at Empire Bay, Woy Woy, Ettalong & Pearl Beach

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Details of ANZAC day services for the Central Coast, Peninsula and surrounds, as received by representative bodies. (other locations published as they come to hand).

Empire Bay

The Empire Bay Progress Association will hold its Anzac Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph on Tuesday, April 25, at 11am. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, and chairs for seniors will be in place early. A senior student from Brisbane Water Secondary College will deliver an address: “What Anzac Day means to me”. Children from Empire Bay Public School and the Coast Christian School will join the Rural Fire Brigade in the march to the cenotaph and wreath-laying.

SOURCE: Newsletter, 4 Apr 2017 Gregory Olsen, Empire Bay Progress Association.

Ettalong

A wreath laying service will be held at 8am on Anzac Day, April 25, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Ettalong. The service will be held by the Vietnam Veterans, Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia Central Coast SubBranch Inc. The Sub-Branch has recently undergone a major refurbishment to enable volunteer advocates the space and privacy to interview and give support to the regions veterans. The service is open to the public.

SOURCE: Media release, 4 Apr 2017 Ken Rowe, VVPPACC sub-branch

Woy Woy

• At Woy Woy, the dawn service march starts from Woy Woy Station at 5.15am – heading to Memorial Park in Brickwharf Road, Woy Woy. • The main march from Deepwater Plaza to Memorial Park in Brick Wharf Road, Woy Woy, begins at 10am, with a service to follow at 10:30am. • There will be minor traffic delays on Railway St and Brickwharf Rd from 5:15am to allow for the Dawn Service to commence from the Railway Interchange. • Blackwall Road at Woy Woy will be closed to all traffic between Victoria Rd and Brisbane Water Drive for the ANZAC Day march commencing at 10am. • Traffic on Brisbane Water Drive will also be stopped at The Boulevarde to allow march participants to cross to the opposite side of the road.

Pearl Beach

Pearl Beach’s Anzac Day ceremony will start from 10am at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, April 25. The community is invited to join in refl ection and respect to honour servicemen and women past and their sacrifices. Morning tea will be available after the service. All are welcome. A donation to Legacy would be appreciated.

SOURCE: Email, 11 Apr 2017 Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association

More to come

Articles first published in The Peninsula News, April 18, 2017

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