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15 September, 2022
Fr Terry Loth presiding at the official unveiling of the Vietnam Mural on Vietnam Veterans Day.

A special mural honouring local returned service men and women was officially unveiled at the Emerald Town Hall on Thursday, 18 August. Fr Terry Loth presided at the unveiling.

Painted across the Anakie Street side of the building, the striking artwork captures the ANZAC spirit, featuring poppies and the Ode of Remembrance, and pays tribute to all Australians who have served their country.

The artwork was completed by talented CQ artists Bill and Luke Gannon, and was paid for by Central Highlands Regional Council in support of the Emerald RSL.

Noel Mallyon, President of the Emerald RSL Club, said he was very proud to see the mural in the vicinity of the town’s cenotaph.

‘It is very meaningful to the RSL to see the service and sacrifice of all Australian service men and women recognised in such an outstanding graphic portrayal,’ he said.

While the mural was finished in June, the official celebration of its completion took place as part of the Vietnam Veterans’ Day.

Mother’s Group

Emerald is excited to promote the first gathering of St Patrick’s Parish Mother’s Group. Catering for mothers at any stage in life, the focus will be on sharing faith, life, prayer, motherhood and womanhood. The first gathering is on 14 September, 9am at the playground on the corner of Yamala and Ruby streets.