Three fam­i­lies re­ceive ham­pers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

AN ISIS fam­ily will be the lucky re­cip­i­ent of a lo­cally sourced ham­per bought by Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett.

It is part of the state mem­ber’s Buy Lo­cally This Fes­tive Sea­son cam­paign, which sup­ports lo­cal busi­nesses and pro­vides a boost to the re­gion through the pur­chase of lo­cally pro­duced Christ­mas good­ies for ham­pers that Mr Ben­nett will give away.

Three fam­i­lies will soon en­joy a ham­per filled with good­ies, one for a win­ner in the Agnes Wa­ter, Miriam Vale and Baf­fle Creek area; one for the Isis dis­trict; and one for the Bund­aberg, Bar­gara and coast area.

“The Christ­mas sea­son has well and truly be­gun and lo­cal busi­nesses, par­tic­u­larly small busi­nesses op­er­ated by the mums and dads in our re­gion, need our support,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“I wanted to spread a bit of Christ­mas cheer while en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to support lo­cal busi­nesses and buy lo­cally.”

Mr Ben­nett said small busi­nesses were the en­gine room of the dis­trict, driv­ing in­no­va­tion, em­ploy­ment and eco­nomic progress.

“The ben­e­fits of sup­port­ing lo­cal busi­nesses and shop­ping lo­cally can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated,” he said.

“When you shop lo­cally, your money stays lo­cally, with one dol­lar spent at a lo­cal business re­turn­ing up to five times that amount through em­ployee wages, rates and the pur­chase of ma­te­ri­als and sup­plies.”

En­ter Mr Ben­nett’s Christ­mas ham­per com­pe­ti­tion by pro­vid­ing your name, ad­dress, email ad­dress and mo­bile num­ber to the Bur­nett elec­torate of­fice.

En­tries close on De­cem­ber 15 at mid­night.

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