Port Pirie born, Corinna Rantanen (formerly Walter) smiled broadly as she chatted to people in Memorial Park. Corinna had returned to her home town for the day to be part of a workplace reunion. Corinna who currently resides in Lima, Peru, South America has been gone from Port Pirie for many years now. Upon her return she could not help but notice how the trees along Three Chain Road have all grown, how green the city is and how exceptionally clean the streets are.
Corinna, whose apartment in San Isidro, Lima looks out over an ancient Olive grove planted by the Spanish some 400 years ago compares the green open spaces of Memorial Park. “The Parks are beautiful and spacious, they are perfect places to spend time with family and friends and just relax.”
Corinna has been fortunate to visit many countries around the world and thoroughly enjoyed a recent opportunity to come ‘home’ and was very happy to be here.
Corinna loves the quality of the fresh produce that is on offer in Port Pirie and loves the ease of getting around and the incredible sense of feeling safe. Corinna said, “I love the sense of community and the warm and friendly people.”
“Port Pirie – you are looking great”. “No matter where I am in the world, I am very proud to say that I hail from this fair City.”
Hasta la próxima vez, Hasta luego Port Pirie – Translation “Until next time, See you later Port Pirie”.