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Co-ordinating Christmas

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December 07, 2017

The Seymour Business and Tourism Committee has been busy organising some extra cheer around town in the lead up to Christmas.

Two volunteers from SP Ausnet braved the inclement weather to put up red and green banners around Station St and Anzac Ave on Friday night, while school children have been helping make up decorations for stores like Taurus Meats, Seymour Travel, Brewer’s Table, Bespoke Hairdressing, Dennis Kilmartin Pharmacy, and the Country Women’s Association.

Seymour Business and Tourism Committee member Carly Eldredge said things are looking good, despite the interference from bad weather.

‘‘It’s going well, but it’s just a pity that it’s December already,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve got some things happening on Saturday — free face painting, Santa is coming, and the CWA has got a craft and bake store, and is also offering gift wrapping for a gold coin donation (outside the Commonwealth Bank on Station St).

‘‘The following weekend Santa is coming again, and there will be personalised baubles — because lots of people donated baubles to put people’s names in glitter and hang them on the tree.’’

All the decorations made by the children and others used tinsel donated at a drop off point in response to the decoration drive.

‘‘All those donations have been put to good use,’’ she said.

Ms Eldredge, who is co-ordinating the Seymour Business and Tourism Committee’s Christmas efforts, said co-ordinating all the decorations around town has meant she often has no time left for organising things at home.

‘‘I can organise Christmas decorations for Seymour but I can’t organise dinner at the moment,’’ she said.

‘‘I love organising, I love living in Seymour, and the kids love looking at their artwork around town.

‘‘I live here, so I might as well help make the town as good as I can, and encourage people to join in the feel-good vibes.’’

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