Johnny's Place: A memorial to remember two Mitchell icons
MITCHELL hasn't felt the same since iconic duo Johnny Murray and his horse Minnie stopped walking the town's streets.
In memory of Johnny, who died late last year, the Booringa Action Group plans to build a memorial so the legend and his horse will always have a place in Mitchell hearts.
After an overwhelming amount of community support a GoFundMe page was created to raise money for a statue of the duo that will be placed in a public space named "Johnny's Place”.
Booringa Action Group stated on the GoFundMe page that they shared this sentiment and had been working with members of the community to make this dream a reality.
"We have now reached the point with the co-operation and support of the Mitchell Bakery and FoodWorks Mitchell where the vision can begin to become a reality,” the group said.
"The area between the Mitchell Bakery and FoodWorks will be opened as public space and named Johnny's Place, with the rear wall incorporating a cut-metal silhouette of Johnny leading Minnie.
"This area was chosen as it was one of Johnny and Minnie's favourite places to visit daily.”
Booringa Action Group needs to raise $5000 in donations to make the memorial possible.
To donate click on the link https://www.gofundme.com/johnny039s-place?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticxlarge_r&fbclid=IwAR2Z6saY933kpXDa3gquzYva66AIdpVBT0Z96fLcbPNUKKavOB2ihHAsE8I