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Goulburn takes out first place with Merv the scarecrow

Sonia Lim 6 Apr 2022
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Our team and residents at RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village have had a wonderful time getting creative and collaboratively designing Merv the scarecrow.

Merv was designed to be entered into the 2022 Goulburn Show’s Scarecrow Competition, under the theme Anything A – Z. Sustainably made, we created Merv using recycled and natural materials and to reflect the community and its members within our village.

The name was chosen to pay respect to the Men’s Health Education Rural Van (MHERV). RFBI provides the funds for a registered nurse to travel with the van and offer free health checks to men across regional communities of NSW. You can read more about MHERV and help keep the van on the road by clicking here.

Each year the competition attracts a significant number of entries from individuals, community groups, pre-schools, schools, clubs and aged care communities. With so many other creations put forward, we were honoured to have Merv chosen to receive first prize.

The competition is sponsored by Bunnings Warehouse, so first prize was awarded a $100 voucher that will become useful to buying supplies for garden and community activities in the future for our residents.

Well done to all involved in creating Merv.

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