Graffiti mess disappoints
I CANNOT believe the graffiti mess that exists behind the Barkly Street shops.
How anyone could justify making such a mess is beyond me.
We have people in this town who do their utmost to promote and look after our city and then we have people who go out of their way to destroy and downgrade the town.
I would urge anyone who knows who is doing this disgusting mess to dob them in to the police.
We need to do something about this as it is now getting completely out of hand and the longer it goes on, the the worse it will get.
These people need to be taken before the courts and given a sentence which will discourage others from doing similar vandalism.
They do not need a tap on the wrist and to be told to go out and do community service as a punishment.
Come on Ararat - do something about it. Dob them in.
Morris Allgood, Ararat
High praise for musical
AS A recent arrival to Ararat, I thought that it would be a good idea to attend the performance of Les Miserables by the Ararat Musical Comedy Society.
I must, admit, however that I wondered how a group of performers from a small Western Victorian country town would go with such a world-famous musical.
However, when I attended it, all my wonderings were completely swept aside.
It was absolutely magnificent in every way and I find it difficult to get enough superlatives to adequately describe it.
Congratulations are due to everyone involved - especially the performers, but also those behind the scenes who put in such a lot of work.
It was also a pleasure to see so many young people involved and taking on leading roles.
It was a superb performance of which you can all feel justifiably proud.
Len Martin, Ararat
Ongoing fuel frustration
WHY have Ararat and Stawell people been ripped off with petrol prices?
Ballarat is 20 to 30 cents a litre cheaper. Something should be done about it.
Graeme Carr, Great Western
Call to provide details
ARARAT'S Alexandra Oval will be celebrating 100 years since its opening in December 2020.
I am trying to follow in the footsteps of Judy and Danny Barry and inform the people of Ararat about our past.
I have collated information about the chronology of oval facility development since 1920, but I am seeking assistance with the following:
- What year did the first training lights get installed?
- When did the red seats get installed at the front of the grand stand?
- When were the toilets at the back of the grand stand erected?
- The date that the netball shelter on the tennis courts was erected, and the date that work started on the Ararat Eagles and Grampians Cricket Association clubrooms.
Michael Spalding, Ararat
U.G.L.Y. effort for cause
RIGHT across Australia bartenders are being asked to get U.G.L.Y. for a beautiful cause.
The Leukaemia Foundation is now recruiting generous Aussies for the annual U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition as it steps into the month of August.
Bartenders are invited to register now for the heart-warming community fundraiser which raises vital funds to provide a home-away-from-home for Australians facing blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
There are about 100,000 Australians living with blood cancer. Close to 13,000 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma every year, and recent analysis shows the number will increase to around 17,000 people1 by 2025.
This is close to two people every hour, every day.
The U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition is Australia's largest hospitality charity fundraiser, and has now raised an amazing $13 million, helping to provide more than 160,000 nights of accommodation for regional Australians forced to relocate to capital cities for life-saving treatment.
This vital support takes away the financial and emotional burden of finding and paying for accommodation, allowing them to focus on the most important thing - getting well.
U.G.L.Y stands for Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You and this label really reflects the kind-hearted and giving natures of bartenders in our clubs, pubs and hotels, which are often the heartbeat of Australian communities.
Bartenders are urged to register now at www.uglybartender.org.au