Mem­o­ries are made of this

Rochester silo mer­chan­dise is now avail­able around town.


The Rochester GrainCorp Silo mer­chan­dise is now avail­able around town. Rochester Com­mu­nity House's Amanda Lo­gie is show­ing off some of the items avail­able from lo­cal busi­nesses.

YOUR chance to get a mo­mento of the Rochester Si­los has ar­rived in town, with mer­chan­dise now avail­able.

Thanks to the tire­less work of a Rochester Busi­ness Net­work sub­com­mit­tee, fridge mag­nets, post­cards, mugs, stubby hold­ers and stick­ers are avail­able at busi­nesses around town after an agree­ment was signed with GrainCorp and the artist re­gard­ing the re­sale of the im­agery.

And Rochester Com­mu­nity House co-or­di­na­tor Amanda Lo­gie said they’re sell­ing like hot­cakes.

‘‘The stubby hold­ers have sold really well, we sus­pect a lot were given as Christ­mas presents,’’ she said.

‘‘I’ve ap­proached the pubs in town and hope­fully ev­ery one will be stock­ing the stubby hold­ers — any busi­ness in town is wel­come to sell them, they just have to get in con­tact with the Com­mu­nity House and we can email them a form to com­plete.’’

But other stores have branched out, us­ing the Crystie Lin­coln Pho­tog­ra­phy silo im­age on other items.

‘‘We have some stores in town who are mak­ing their own mer­chan­dise which was signed off by GrainCorp — it’s ter­rific,’’ Amanda said.

‘‘There are copy­rights and so it can get a bit dif­fi­cult, we ask that any­one who is plan­ning on us­ing the im­age for a profit to ask GrainCorp.’’

Amanda said the Com­mu­nity House was cho­sen as a dis­tri­bu­tion point as it was cen­tral and vol­un­teers or staff were avail­able to as­sist in the dis­tri­bu­tion.

‘‘As well as the silo mer­chan­dise, the Ex­pe­ri­ence Rochester brochures are out now. We’re leav­ing about 10 at the silo sign-in book each day and we’ve been go­ing through them steadily,’’ she said.

‘‘But if any­one’s head­ing to Boort, we need some way to get them to the span­ner man over there.’’

The brochures have been dis­trib­uted to Mil­dura, Swan Hill, Echuca and around the dis­trict.

‘‘There has been really pos­i­tive feed­back from them, which is fan­tas­tic for us,’’ Amanda said.

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