Region hosts state governor

Region hosts state governor

There were several vice-regal engagements in the South East on Monday and Tuesday for Her Excellency the Governor of South Australia the Honourable Frances Adamson.

It was her fifth official visit to the region since taking up the role just over two years ago.

Her first engagement on Monday morning was with students and staff at Penola High School.

Afterwards in Millicent the Governor met with students and staff from Millicent High School, before joining staff members Kathy Bell and Jenny Bishop for a tour of Maruwinya Mraat, Miya ba Miya (Aboriginal meeting place garden).

In the afternoon, the Governor lunched with Mayor Des Noll, other elected members and senior staff and received a briefing on council activities.

Later in Snuggery the Governor met Kimberly-Clark Australia Millicent Mill manager Adam Carpenter and toured the facility while being briefed on operations.

Her next stop was a short distance away at Tantanoola where she met Holla-Fresh owners Ian and Sue Lines and inspected their herb farm.

Millicent National Trust chairman Barry Long, Millicent Museum horse drawn vehicle collection honorary curator Peter Foster and National Trust committee members were the next vice-regal hosts.

They escorted Her Excellency on an abridged tour of the Millicent National Trust Museum and focussed on the horse-drawn vehicle collection and the Helen Hughes Costume Collection.

In the evening, in Naracoorte, the Governor hosted a dinner for Naracoorte Lucindale Council representatives.

The guests were Naracoorte Lucindale Mayor Patrick Ross, and Wendy James-Ross; chief executive Trevor Smart and deputy Mayor Monique Crossling.

The Governor spent Tuesday at Lucindale Area School and Kingston Community School before returning to Adelaide.

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