Stawell Red Cross members planting roses

MEMBERS of Stawell's Red Cross Red Garters group are planning to conduct a rose planting tomorrow.

Stawell Red Cross Red Garters members will be planting a rose tomorrow at Central Park to mark the Red Cross centenary.

Stawell Red Cross Red Garters members will be planting a rose tomorrow at Central Park to mark the Red Cross centenary.

The planting, which will take place at Central Park, will coincide with the Red Cross centenary celebrations.

Australian Red Cross has commissioned the development of a special Red Cross Rose to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of the Red Cross in Australia.

Throughout Australia, individual roses, along with beds of three Red Cross roses, are being planted.

The Red Cross rose is red, sweetly fragrant and flowers freely on long stems.

Stawell Red Garters arranged with the Northern Grampians Shire Council for a Red Cross commemorative rose to be planted by the Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin, during a small ceremony in the rose garden at Central Park tomorrow at 2pm.

Council has generously produced a metal Red Cross centenary plaque to be placed on a rock next to the commemorative rose.

Red Garters president, Geraldine Monaghan, said the planting of the rose would take place on the same day (August 13) that the Red Cross was established one hundred years ago at Government House in Melbourne.

"This rose will not only be a reminder of the wonderful work carried out by Red Cross to help people in vulnerable situations, but also of the incredible generosity of the Stawell community who have supported the Red Cross for so many generations," Mrs Monaghan said.

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