Anzac Day Cooroy

anzac day cooroyThe Cooroy Pomona RSL Sub Branch will be conducting Anzac Day Cooroy commemoration services and other functions on Anzac Day, 25th April 2016, in Cooroy.

Anzac Day in Cooroy will start with the Dawn Service at the War Memorial in Tewantin Road. Police and SES will be diverting traffic away from the streets near the memorial from 4.30 am and Tewantin Road will be closed to through traffic between Miva Street and Elm Street.

The service will commence at 0455.

Groups or individuals who wish to lay wreaths should give their details by calling the front desk at Cooroy RSL Club on 5447 6131.

We suggest that families bring a small torch or two so that they can read the order of service and the words of the hymns.

Following the Dawn Service, a breakfast will be held in the RSL Club at a cost of $5. The staff of the Club are donating their time and effort so that the proceeds from the breakfast go to the Cooroy Pomona RSL Sub Branch for their support of veterans and their families.

Because of the closure of the Cooroy Memorial Hall, the Anzac Day Cooroy march and the Memorial Service have been moved from Maple Street to the other side of the railway line. Tewantin Road will again be closed so that the march and parade can take place.

The march will travel from the intersection of Elm and Diamond Streets and proceed up Tewantin Road and then turn into Kauri Street and then around the Memorial Triangle to finish in Diamond Street.

Marchers will assemble in Pearl Lane from 10 am and the march will commence at 10.30 being led by a parade of military vehicles. Veterans who wish to travel in these vehicles should make a booking with the front desk at the Cooroy RSL. Similarly, owners of military or vintage vehicles who are willing to carry passengers who cannot march in the parade, should give their details to the staff at the front desk of the club.

Veterans travelling in these vehicles should assemble at the Club by 0945 and report to Mr Ron Sutton [wearing the army slouch hat] so that they can be shown to their allocated vehicle.

The RSL Sub Branch will be using its community vehicles to pick up veterans who require transport to the services. Those requiring transport should contact the Club front desk.

A large bus will run a free shuttle service from the Club to the Memorial Service. This will allow families to park around Emerald and Maple Streets or behind the Memorial Hall without having to walk to the service.

For more details, call the front desk at Cooroy RSL Club on 5447 6131