Pandemic opens door to creative tribute

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Narrogin Girl Guides’ Emily Kulker and unit leader Debra Morgan.
Camera IconNarrogin Girl Guides’ Emily Kulker and unit leader Debra Morgan. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Narrogin Girl Guides are showing their support for war veterans this Anzac Day by creating handmade wreaths to hang on the front door of their homes.

Every year, the club holds challenges involving the Australian Defence Force and the Commonwealth.

Narrogin Girl Guides unit leader Debra Morgan said the girls all chose up to four challenges.

“Normally, we end it off with attending the Anzac service because service is one of the fundamentals of Guiding but this year, of course, there’s no Anzac service,” Ms Morgan said.

“So we thought the guides could make a wreath to show their support and put it on their front door.”

Narrogin girl guide Emily Kulker, 11, with her ANZAC Day wreaths.
Camera IconNarrogin girl guide Emily Kulker, 11, with her ANZAC Day wreaths. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Although the Girl Guides meetings have been cancelled because of COVID-19, the girls have been making the wreaths at home.

“The guides are encouraged to use rosemary and poppies in the wreaths as they’re symbolic to Anzac Day but they will just be making whatever they can using flowers or greenery from the garden or just doing a paper one,” Ms Morgan said.

Narrogin Girl Guides parent volunteers have taken to Facebook, enlisting community members to get behind the club by making their own wreaths.

A community Facebook post read: “Our lovely Narrogin Girl Guides are making wreaths to hang on their front door or gates in support of Anzac Day. Get behind them and make a wreath to hang on the day in remembering and supporting our past and present diggers”.

Ms Morgan said it would be great to see the wider community involved despite no services being held.

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