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Centenary March


By Helen Tatchell 

ANZAC Day is always April 25, but the Sunday before in Bacchus Marsh is when the RSL hold their parade.

Leaving the Bacchus Marsh hospital cark park in Grant street at 2pm on Sunday 22 April, the Centenary March will proceed to the Village Green in Main street next to the RSL Memorial Hall.

Bruce Lawton (BM RSL Sec/Tres) said the afternoon would also include a free concert.

“After the commemorative service there will be an afternoon tea with a small concert to enjoy.

“An ANZAC Centenary Tribute ‘We Will Remember Them’, will be performed by the Sunbury Choral Association,” Mr Lawton said.

A Dawn Service will be held on the morning of Wednesday 25 April at 5.45am at the Village Green, near the cenotaph in Main street Bacchus Marsh.

“A Gunfire breakfast will be provided by the local SES for those up early to enjoy,” Mr Lawton said.

“A small dedication service will follow where a WWI Red Ensign Flag will be presented to the people of Bacchus Marsh by the Rotary Club.”

Ballan RSL will hold their Anzac Day march at 1pm on Wednesday.

A dawn service will commence at 5am at the Anzac Tree in McLean Reserve, followed by a breakfast at the Ballan CFA.