Plum Grove Display Remembers Veterans
PLUM Grove’s display at the recent Newdegate Machinery Field Days took on a uniquely local twist in celebration of an important anniversary.
The grain marketer’s display used local stories to remind visitors of the centenary of World War I this year and the men and women who served in it and all subsequent conflicts.
It featured uniforms, horses and riders in memory of the 10th Light Horse and more than 1000 crochet poppies created at the local art centre in a memoriam to the Bren Gun carriers.
The display also included nominal rolls for Newdegate and Lake Biddy.
Plum Grove communications and marketing manager Rikki Foss said the aim of the project was to honour the servicemen and women who were involved in conflict and peacekeeping during the past 100 years.
She said it was important to make special mention of the local community, which for Plum Grove was “our community” and had family and friends involved.
Ms Foss said while Plum Grove maintains a global and domestic focus on markets, local communities are the essence of what the experienced grain marketer and accredited exporter does.
“Without our communities we wouldn’t be here and we at Plum Grove maintain a close connection to all levels of the community,” she said.
“We focus our energies on studying the markets, tracking global supply and demand, and forming a view on the direction of the price of broadacre commodities.
“We then use this knowledge to develop a strategy and obtain the best possible return for your grain.”
This is the second year Plum Grove has done this project and like last year, the project has been donated to the community and will be on display following the field days.
“The project would not be possible without the Newdegate community, especially Stephanie Clarke Lloyd who is on the field day committee,” Ms Foss said.
“So much effort and pride went into the project and we are really proud to be part of putting something like this together.”
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