Poppies from pop bottles

Siobhan Schuster painting the bottom of a soft drink bottle to help make it poppy red. PHOTO: Keryn Schuster

The team at Winton's Salvation Army is creating a unique group of poppies to help mark Anzac Day.

The poppies are being made from the bottoms of soft drink bottles and painted red to act as the commemorative flowers, which are then placed on makeshift stems.

Salvation Army member Keryn Schuster says she was unsure how the idea came about but thought it was a creative and different way to mark the occasion.

"We just thought we'd like to do something for Anzac Day."

Keryn says there are enough supplies for up to 1000 poppies to be made which will then be laid out on the Salvation Army premises by the crucifix used to celebrate Easter.

Community involvement is encouraged and it is hoped that members of the public will be able to write the name of fallen soldiers onto the poppies before being able to plant them personally.

For further information call 03 236 0928 or visit the Salvation Army Hall at 7 Dejoux Rd, Winton.

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