LOCKINGTON’S Kris Munro wants this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations to go off with a bang.
But she needs help from the community to get there.
‘‘Not as councillor but as a community member living within the Shire of Campaspe — I am looking to get a band of community members or individuals who would love to come on board the plan and give us a hand,’’ Kris said.
‘‘We’re looking at doing a two-staged event, one being a family fun event, and another being an adult event.
‘‘We’ve got fireworks. We’re going to do an early display and then at midnight we’re hoping to have another display.’’
Cr Munro said at this stage a venue had not been organised yet.
‘‘We’re still trying to work our way through the logistics,’’ she said.
‘‘So what I am looking at is for community members to come on board, whether that be groups, service clubs or individuals. Whether you’re five or 95 — everybody has something to add.
‘‘And whether you want to help organise the event or help run it on the night, many hands make light work, so we would love to have anyone and everyone’s help.’’
The Echuca-Moama community has long called for an event in the twin towns to see in the New Year.
The gap was highlighted in the Riverine Herald late last year, and again on the Riv’s Facebook page, which helped bring it to the attention of councillors Munro and Daniel Mackrell.
But they are coming at this from a slightly different angle, taking off their council hats to run the event.
Kris said she was hoping the event would be free with business in the community already looking to sponsor it.
‘‘So many locals leave Echuca-Moama for new years so we really want to put on an event for the locals and make the most of the tourists in town,’’ she said.
‘‘I want to make sure that whatever the event is that we run, it is one we can build on each year which is why it’s so important that it is community driven.
‘‘It will make us so much more sustainable if we can have that community interaction.’’
Anyone who would like to help should phone Kris on 0488591887.