Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Thanks to Anzac Supporters, Salvos and Good Samaritan

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Thanks to Anzac Supporters, Salvos and Good Samaritan

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THUMBS UP

To the great crowd at the dawn service at C.ex Coffs on Anzac Day.

Has to be the biggest crowd for a long time and such a lot of young ones.

Thumbs up also to Russell Crowe for bringing his sons along and for taking time out to have his photo taken with fans. Well done, Coffs Harbour.

To the Salvos for supporting the young local family whose house burnt down on Saturday, April 16. It's reassuring to know that when you lose everything there's a charity straight on the scene helping you get your lives back together.

Many people would be at a loss without them.

Their caring inspires me to give whatever I can.

This is the very reason why it's important to give to the Red Shield Appeal.

There are still honest people around. After unknowingly leaving my handbag in a trolley in the car park at Toormina I was surprised and pleased to get a call from Gary to say he had found my handbag in a trolley at the shopping centre.

After returning to the shopping centre I was handed back my intact handbag.

Thanks to Gary and family.

Good on all those considerate and patient boat skippers and their crews who launched boats in Coffs Harbour during the busy Easter Fishing Classic.

With cars and trailers queued four deep at the boat ramp for most of Friday it was a great example of a working harbour where respect for other boat owners was evident and on show.

I've got to say, though, a few wrecked it for others (mostly out of towners, I guess) by cutting in line.

I saw one guy cut-off another vehicle as it reversed to the ramp to load up.

He didn't give a toss when the crew chipped him about it a thumbs down to him. That's not how we roll around here fella.

THUMBS DOWN

To the powers that be who organise the kerbside collection in Coffs Harbour.

We had visitors stay with us over the holidays for a visit and their first impression of Coffs Harbour was a beautifully vegetated town that leaves rubbish beside the roadway. …

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