Mayor applauds work behind the 175th
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.