Be Town Proud, sup­port lo­cals

Gatton Star - - Life -

ASK­ING if some­one is “Town Proud” may sound like a strange ques­tion, but when you think about what it means, it is an im­por­tant ques­tion to ask.

It goes be­yond mow­ing the na­ture strip, or even pick­ing up a piece of lit­ter in the street. It is be­ing proud of where you come from.

Town Proud means sup­port­ing those peo­ple who sup­port the town, from the sole trader through to the big­ger busi­nesses.

These are the busi­nesses that sup­port our com­mu­nity, they are the ones we turn to when we need a prize for a raf­fle, or a do­na­tion to help the school send stu­dents on an ex­cur­sion.

Even more im­por­tantly, these are the busi­nesses we look to when it is time for our kids to get their first job, where they will work while they are study­ing, or the busi­ness that will give them the first step up on the lad­der of life when they start full-time work.

These are the busi­nesses that em­ploy our friends and neigh­bours. In short, these are the busi­nesses that are the back­bone of our dis­trict.

These are also the busi­nesses who will pick up some­thing from us at home as they drive past in the morn­ing, or they will drop it off af­ter they lock up at night, be­cause they know how im­por­tant it is, and it isn’t that far out of their way, even though it is late.

But they can’t do it alone, they need help as well, and we are the ones who can give it to them, by shop­ping with them, and keep­ing our money in the re­gion.

The Gat­ton, Lock­yer and Bris­bane Val­ley Star is giv­ing the whole com­mu­nity the chance to show how Town Proud they are, by shop­ping lo­cally, and sup­port­ing those busi­nesses that show they are Town Proud.

So when you go into a lo­cal busi­ness, and see the Town Proud logo in the win­dow, be proud to know you are sup­port­ing a lo­cal busi­ness, be proud to know that you are Town Proud.

PHOTOS: TOM THREAD­ING­HAM

BE TOWN PROUD: Lo­cal busi­nesses are the back­bone of our dis­trict.

Be on the look out for this logo. It is go­ing to be seen in busi­nesses all around the dis­trict, be­cause they are show­ing they are Town Proud.

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