Mayor ap­plauds work be­hind the 175th

Seymour Telegraph - - THE TELEGRAPH -

Lo­cal his­tory will be cel­e­brated this week­end when Sey­mour cel­e­brates the nam­ing of the town 175 years ago, a fes­ti­val to cel­e­brate the peo­ple, com­mu­nity groups and hard-work­ing vol­un­teers.

Plan­ning has been un­der­way for a street pa­rade, start­ing at the RSL in Sta­tion St at 2pm, which will cul­mi­nate in a dis­play at Kings Park on Satur­day 10 Novem­ber.

Lo­cal groups will have ac­tiv­i­ties on show across the week­end; while there will also be a com­mem­o­ra­tion of 100 years since ar­mistice. This will take place at the Sey­mour Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal Memo­rial Gates on Sun­day 11 Novem­ber. Mitchell Shire mayor Rhonda San­der­son, a Sey­mour lo­cal, said the cel­e­bra­tions were about the peo­ple who made the re­gion so great.

“This is a fan­tas­tic event and I hope that those through­out the Sey­mour and dis­trict com­mu­nity take time to re­flect on the long, proud his­tory of Sey­mour, and ev­ery­thing and ev­ery­one who make it so spe­cial,” Cr San­der­son said.

“There have been a lot of peo­ple over the gen­er­a­tions who have played ma­jor roles in the shap­ing of Sey­mour into the won­der­ful place that it is to­day.

‘‘It will be great to see ev­ery­one come to­gether to en­joy the oc­ca­sion and re­flect on how far we’ve come as a town and a com­mu­nity.”

Cr San­der­son also thanked and con­grat­u­lated the hard­work­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers who put the event to­gether.

“They have been hard at work for the past few months. I want to of­fer my con­grat­u­la­tions to all of the hard-work­ing vol­un­teers who have done such a bril­liant job,” she said.

“I also ap­pre­ci­ate those who are get­ting in­volved in the pa­rade to re­flect our his­tory.

“I sin­cerely hope that ev­ery­one will sup­port the events and get out in force at the week­end.”

Cr San­der­son also en­cour­aged peo­ple to take the time to have a look at the Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre where they will be able to learn more about Sey­mour.

“I also in­vite the com­mu­nity to drop in to our Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre or our pop-up stall at the 175-year cel­e­bra­tion event to ex­plore Sey­mour’s past and dis­cover some of our at­trac­tions, both old and new, that make our re­gion great. Whether you’re lo­cal, com­ing back to the area for this event or vis­it­ing for other rea­sons, I en­cour­age you to drop in and say hello to our Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre vol­un­teers.

“They are a great as­set to Sey­mour and great am­bas­sadors for this won­der­ful town.”

MARCH­ING COUN­CIL: The Mitchell Shire’s coun­cil­lors will be part of the week­end’s ac­tiv­i­ties and are ex­pected to be joined by many for­mer coun­cil­lors.

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