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People from all walks of life lend a hand

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October 09, 2016

WHEN the call went out for help they came from far and wide.

People from Tatura turned up, Barely Standing, a band playing a weekend gig at the American, downed guitars and picked up shovels.

Echuca United footballers and netballers were there, joined by girls from an Echuca gym, the Hurn family from Murray River Holiday Park, staff from the River Thai restaurant and locals no-one knew wandered in to help for a few hours, and a few days.

In the end this disparate group of community contributors had churned their way through about 60 cubic metres of sand, filling more than 2000 sandbags to help protect Moama Riverside Holiday Park from the rising Murray River.

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