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Rotary’s straw bales hit the market

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Rotary Club of Maitland is again selling straw bales for garden mulch.

This season pea straw has been difficult to acquire, so vice-president Hugh Wearing sourced alternative options, namely wheat, lentil and bean straws.

“He baled with his vintage Massey Ferguson baler behind his Chamberlain 9G tractor,” a club spokesperson said.

“Nick and Cherelyn McCauley, Tim and Naomi Davey, and Keigan Elliot, Richard Moloney and Georgina Moore, and Rob, Faye and Andrew Davey must be thanked for providing their generous straw bailing opportunities.

“We started providing pea straw bales for garden mulch in 2015; in that time more than $34,000 has been raised.

“These funds have been channelled towards many local, national and international projects, such as the Maitland Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Maitland Men’s Shed, Maitland Music and Arts, Maitland Museum, Variety Bash, Royal Flying Doctor, Childhood Cancer Association, HeartKids, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Motor Neurone Disease Association and local school awards, amongst others.

“Bales are available from J & D Southwood for $5.”

The members, their wives and partners from the Rotary Club of Maitland would also like to acknowledge and congratulate Maitland’s Citizen of the Year, vice-president Hugh Wearing, and Maitland’s Young Citizen of the Year, Kira Davies. 

Yorke Peninsula Country Times 13 February 2024

This article appeared in Yorke Peninsula Country Times, 13 February 2024.

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