By Mayor Don Thwaites
Kentish is certainly highly regarded when it comes to awards lately. Congratulations to recent Tourism Tasmania award winners Cradle Mountain Canyons, Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Cradle Mountain Discovery Holiday Park and Ghost Rock Vineyard.
Congratulations also to Wilmot who won the 1-500 Tidy Towns community award for Tasmania, with special mentions to the Wilmot Tourism & Progress Association, Hall committee, Museum committee and market committee, as well as the volunteers working on the Recreation centre youth project. It is a great community and this award recognises their achievements.
I was very happy to see Sheffield judged as overall Tidy Towns award winner for Tasmania. There were many awards presented as part of the Tidy Towns judging. The Hub, KEENER, Mt Roland Rivercare, The Working ArtSpace, MuralFest, Steamfest, and the Living Murals group were all mentioned as major contributors in the decision. I would like to thank all of the volunteers of those groups and congratulate them on their awards.
I would also like to recognise the Council staff who put together the ‘best presentation ever made to the Tidy Towns judging’ according to judge Barry Muir. A big thank you to Aleasha Goss and Chris Clark for their endeavours.
Join the fun at the Christmas market in Wilmot this Saturday from 9am to 2pm, then Santa is coming to Railton from 5.30 also on Saturday. Next Friday 13th December is the Sheffield Christmas Parade. Anyone wanting to enter a float can collect an entry form from Turnbulls Pharmacy or from the Lions club website on www.kentishlions.org.au.