|A small crowd gathered on Friday morning to witness the unveiling of the new Frederick Lord Memorial garden in the grounds of the Dimboola Police station.
Those present included the ‘Hands On Learning’ students from the Secondary College and the staff leaders and senior staff from the College, local Police members, Sergeant Darren Sadler, Leading Senior Constable Cal Myers, Inspector of the Horsham Police Service Area Di Thomson, along with Fred Lord’s family and friends.
When contemplating a memorial for former Officer in Charge of the Dimboola station after his passing, local members discussed the options, and decided on the developing the space beside the station as a garden.
One important consideration was for the community to be involved in the project, and funding was quickly gained through former member Peter Hughes and the Dimboola Cropping Group, the plants for the garden were sourced from the Wimmera Native Nursery, the seat was donated by the Hindmarsh Shire Council, and the work to put it all together was provided by the ‘Hands On Learning’ students from the College.
Current Officer in Charge Sadler addressed those gathered outlining the project and Caleb Bond responded on behalf of the students.
The official unveiling was carried out by Inspector Di Thomson and the ‘Hands On Learning’ students.
The team involved in making this project happen include leaders Donna Baldock and Peter Hayes, and students Caleb Bond, Kyle McKay, Logan Marlow, Kolby Barry, Evan Barber, Zane Thomson (all pictured above), Connor O’Dwyer and Lachlan Lawrence.
The community have had the opportunity to view the progress of this project over recent weeks as the ‘Hands on Learning’ students have transformed the space beside the Police Station into a garden which forms a lasting tribute.