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Tributes flow for the “King of Collins St”

Tributes flow for the “King of Collins St”

By Shane Scanlan Melbourne turned out to honour the memory and celebrate the life of Don Parsons on May 17. Some had the privilege of speaking publicly about the man they are now calling the “King of Collins St”. For others, the reflections were personal.  They were about the small, non-random acts of kindness and

Vale Don Parsons – local legend

By William Arnott Local legend Don Parsons passed away suddenly in his Greensborough home on April 22. Mr Parsons was a pillar in the Melbourne community and received a special Lord Mayor’s Commendation in 2015 for his involvement in retail in the city for more than 50 years. He was on the commendations advisory committee

‘Captain’ picks two ‘legends’

Two special “captain’s picks” awards were presented at the annual Lord Mayor’s Commendations on August 24. On the night, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle surprised Kay Craddock and Don Parsons for their long-term support of the program, which recognises the contribution of small business to the life of the city. Ms Craddock co-founded the commendations 10

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