Big effort planned to rediscover the Yuletide spirit.CHALPAT SONTI August 2, 2013 11:06am
This little fellow was found attached to the fence at the Seymour railway station recently. Several gnomes and other decorations were taken from the area in recent years , and it would be nice to see them all returned.
Christmas looks to be back in Seymour, with the town’s peak business group promising a return to more appropriate festive celebrations.
After a couple of years of low-key events — which drew substantial public criticism in the Telegraph especially of Mitchell Shire Council for a perceived lack of funding — Seymour Business and Tourism has outlined what will happen this year.
And it includes a return to a residential Christmas lights competition, to be judged by the Telegraph. This will be open to Seymour, Puckapunyal, Nagambie, Avenel, Tallarook and surrounds.
But they won’t be the only Yuletide signs. SBT’s Bruce Thomas said this year’s theme was ‘‘Let’s Light Up Seymour For Christmas’’.
There will be Christmas decorations up on poles, a best-dressed shop competition and the annual Station St festival, probably focused on the mall area between 4
SBT was also looking at purchasing decorations and three Christmas trees in a bid to restore the festive spirit, Mr Thomas said.
‘‘The aim of the game is to get a win-win situation,’’ he said.
‘‘Generate increased business for our members and getting the public to shop in Seymour while also giving them plenty of things to see and do. We’ve got to make it attractive to entertain people.
‘‘(SBT) is giving something back to the traders and something to all the people in the district.’’
There have already been acts booked for the street party, but any community groups which would like to be involved can contact Mr Thomas on 0413
Further details of the activities will be in the Telegraph in coming months, as well as at the SBT business breakfast in October.
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