Service to go ahead

Service to go ahead

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ANZAC Day 2019.

ANZAC Day is approaching and despite a limit on attendees being put on the Kings Park Dawn Service, the Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL’s service is going ahead in Byford.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Kings Park Dawn Service has been limited to 10,000 people with RSLWA urging those who wish to attend to register online.

Participants are encouraged to attend local services.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale residents can attend the service at ANZAC memorial park on ANZAC crescent.

The community will assemble at the Memorial at 5.45am.

With limited parking available, a shuttle bus will be running from Byford and Districts Country Club every 10 minutes from 4.40am to 5.50am, and returning after the service.

At 6am the Dawn Service will commence, and a free community Gunfire Breakfast will run from 7am to 9am at Byford and Districts Country Club.

There will also be a Commemorative Service at Clem Kentish Hall on Wellard Street in Serpentine.

The Commemorative Service will commence at 9am with a live broadcast on Heritage FM (107.3).

A free morning tea will be held after the service.

Participants in the Processional March are to assemble at the Serpentine Fire Station at 8.15am before they are called to order and form up at 8.30am.

The march will depart from Serpentine War Memorial at 8.50am.

Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL is also holding an art competition with a total prize value of $600, the competition has three categories primary school, high school and adults.

Three pieces of art work will be chosen from each category and winners will be awarded $200 and have their artwork featured on the Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL merchandise.

A selection of the artwork, including the winners, will be displayed at the dawn service in Byford Memorial Park.

Artwork must include army, navy and air force in any creative way with entries closing on April 16.