Springing into action for town

25 Jul 2018 Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Seymour Business and Tourism plans to put Seymour on the map this spring thanks to a $50 000 injection of funds from the Victorian Government. The funding will be used to create a tourism booklet titled Seymour in Spring a festival of events which will showcase all community-based and commercial events happening in Seymour and surrounding towns, and provide information about the region. A portion of the funding will go towards the annual Tastes of the Goulburn festival, while some will also be allocated to Seymour Historical Societys 175th anniversary celebrations. Funds will also be put towards a dedicated website, event marketing, branding, banners, photography and social media training. Seymour Business and Tourism president Stuart Locke said the intention was to celebrate everything Seymour had to offer. Our members all know how wonderful Seymour is to live and work in, and theres no better time in our glorious town than during spring, he said. During spring our community comes out from winter hibernation and puts on so many great events and shows, it just felt right to properly showcase all we have to offer to visitors and communities in our region. Most people are aware of the success of our bigger events such as the Great Seymour Show Off and Tastes of the Goulburn, but it has blown me away when I list how many other businesses, groups and clubs put on other wonderful events during spring. This grant will allow us to showcase whatever happens between September through to November in an inclusive way. Cynthia Lim and Nick Bray, who pitched the idea to Seymour Business and Tourism, will manage the project. Any businesses, groups or clubs are encouraged to contact Ms Lim as soon as possible with their event details. She can be contacted by phone on 0403 831 520 or via email at [email protected] A broad list of groups and contact details have already been collated and Ms Lim said most groups would receive information on how to become involved soon. She said no event was too small, and no group less important than any other. This is really exciting for Seymour, however time is definitely of the essence as spring is six weeks away, Ms Lim said. Our first step will be to make contact with any community groups and event organisers who would like to be included in the festival. We have confidence we can make Seymour sparkle this spring. The Seymour in Spring team can be contacted via email on [email protected] or via the website at www.seymouris.com.au or phone Cynthia on 0403 831 520. You can keep up-to-date on Seymour in Spring activities by subscribing on the website.