Volunteers pick up vandalism pieces

PRESERVING HISTORY: Volunteers Ken Bowden and Chris Clark with one of the many vandalised headstones they have restored.

THREE dedicated volunteers are selflessly restoring Penola’s historical headstones at the town’s old cemetery after ongoing vandlism attattacks.

Over the last four months volunteers Ken Bowden, Chris Clark and Graham Smith decided to take the task on themselves to fix the headstones, working each Sunday morning in their spare time.

“As only the ground is owned by Wattle Range Council, the repair of the graves themselves is the families’ responsibility,” Mr Bowden said.

“However, some


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