Family welcomes Yarrilinks crew
The Funcke family says Yarrilinks’ multicultural visitors are welcome to return any time after being ‘inspired and awestruck’ by the 150 volunteers who planted 6000 plants on their Minyip district farm.
Brothers Leigh and Ross Funcke and their families hosted volunteers from across the Wimmera and Melbourne’s Adult Multicultural Education Services and Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning programs for the 14th Yarrilinks plantout weekend.
Leigh said his wife Marsha and their three children, brother Ross and his wife Kelli and their two children and father Dale ‘just loved it’.
“We didn’t realise just how big Yarrilinks was until all these people from all different countries turned up in busloads,” he said.
“They gave up their whole day to plant trees and saltbush and then we all went into Minyip Hall for a fantastic dinner and dancing on the Saturday night. It was so inspiring. We were blown away and awestruck that all these people would volunteer their time to help improve our environment and would welcome them back any time.”
The volunteers helped plant biodiversity corridors and saltbush to help stabilise the soil and prevent wind erosion as part of the Funcke’s farm plan.
- Get the full story in the August 16, 2012 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.
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Posted on Aug 15 2012