Whole town set to celebrate

A full weekend of fun and exciting activities is currently being planned for November to celebrate 150 years of the Millicent township. As part of the celebrations, Wattle Range Council wants to capture and record 150 stories about Millicent and the people who have lived here.

Development Services director Emma Clay said council encourages all types of stories, whether humorous, sad, historical, or even what happened yesterday. “And we would like these stories to come from anyone and everyone who has lived here, whether you are in kindergarten or are one of our oldest residents, whether you have lived here your whole life, or for only a part of it,” she said.

Wattle Range Council is now calling for submission of stories of up to 750 words. The council intends on publishing a book showcasing the 150 stories, to be launched as part of the 150-year celebrations, kicking off on November 19. “In addition to printing the book, we are also looking for residents who would be willing to be recorded reading their stories out loud” Library and Cultural Services manager Janice Nitschke said.

“These special voice recordings will form a part of the audio-visual presentation to be played over the 150-year celebration weekend. “We also encouraging everyone to submit photographs to accompany their stories.” Stories must be submitted by October 1.

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