Town marks 175 years

By Seymour Telegraph

Seymour is the place to be this weekend.

The town is celebrating its 175th year, with a jam-packed schedule of events set to entertain the whole family on Saturday and Sunday.

A street parade will be held on Saturday and Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson and past and present councillors will be leading the parade behind the police escort.

The Seymour Goulburn Lions Club will be marching with their new mascot for the first time, and the Guides will be in period uniforms.

The RSL, Seymour College, Scouts, SES, Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society, Seymour Car Club, Army and CFA personnel will also form part of the parade.

Set up for the parade is from 1pm on Saturday, with the parade starting at 2pm at the top end of Station St, near the RSL, and finishing at Kings Park.

Various groups and organisations will be at Kings Park in the afternoon with static displays, and Seymour FM 103.9 will be covering the parade with a live broadcast, and afterwards roving around Kings Park.

The Seymour and District Historical Society, Seymour Railway Heritage Centre, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Walk information booth and Seymour and District Art Society at the Old Court House will open their venues during the day.

On Saturday evening, the Seymour Goulburn Lions Club will host an open-air pop-up cinema.

The film Red Dog will be showing and will begin at dusk.

A sausage sizzle, drinks and popcorn will be on sale from 6.30pm.

The celebrations continue on Sunday, which is Remembrance Day.

Starting at 11am at the hospital gates will be the commemoration service for the 100th anniversary for the end of the First World War.

A barbecue and tours will be held at Australian Light Horse Memorial Park from 12.30pm.

The final planning meeting for the weekend will be held tonight at 7pm at the Seymour RSL, for anyone wishing to attend.

●Don’t forget to grab The Telegraph’s souvenir eight-page liftout in today’s paper, commemorating Seymour’s 175 years.