PAINTING of the Rochester Silos started yesterday.
And the fundraising to pay for it has hit the half way mark.
Rochester Business Network president Glenda Nichol said they were thrilled with the generosity of the community.
‘‘Donations for the silo art project are filtering in and we are about half way there,’’ she said.
‘‘We are asking the Rochester community to please consider making a contribution to this worthwhile cause.
‘‘I have watched other towns experience it and am thrilled that Rochester will finally have their silos transformed into giant works of art.’’
There are three ways you can donate.
‘‘There are tins around town, you can donate at the counter at the Bendigo Bank or transfer into the bank account,’’ Mrs Nichol said.
‘‘Every little bit counts.
‘‘We have had some people only donate $10 and that is amazing.’’
Artist Jimmy Dvate will paint the Grain Corp silos and place Rochester on the silo art map.
Painting will take about 4-5 weeks and Mrs Nichol is encouraging the community to come down and see it take shape.
‘‘It will be quite a sight to see so we hope people will come down and have a look and support the artist,’’ she said.
‘‘But we really need donations — every bit counts.’’
Rochester Chamber of Commerce
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