The signs are good at Tinonee

A Tinonee student has been announced as a joint winner in Greater Taree City Council’s recent Design a Sign competition.

Acting Mayor Councillor Robyn Jenkins and Hayley Kluin from Tinonee Public School with Lakita O’Connor in background.

Acting Mayor Councillor Robyn Jenkins and Hayley Kluin from Tinonee Public School with Lakita O’Connor in background.

Earlier this year council called for entries from local primary schools to design a sign in conjunction with council’s “Protecting the Health of the Manning” project, which is being funded through the NSW Government’s Estuary Management Program.

The aim of the competition was to convey to the community through a child’s eyes the value of a healthy river system and the need to protect it.

More than 130 entries were received from local primary schools including Mitchells Island, Old Bar, Upper Lansdowne, Tinonee, Wingham Brush, Hallidays Point, Taree West, Cundletown and St Josephs at Taree.

Hayley Kluin from Tinonee Public School and Lakita O’Connor from Mitchells Island Public School were selected as joint winners of the competition. Both entries were well designed, and included colourful graphics and catchy logos.

Acting Mayor Councillor Robyn Jenkins, congratulated the winners at council on Thursday and presented them both with a $100 gift voucher from Manning Valley Books.

The winning artworks will be displayed on signs at popular access points around the Manning River - the signs will be erected next month.

The works by competition finalists will be displayed in the foyer of council’s administration centre over the next two weeks.

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