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Why community and connection are so important

Steph Ryan MP

This magazine throws a spotlight on the stories of more than 50 community groups and businesses, and over 110 people in Kilmore.

I’d like to thank each and every person who gave their time to share their stories.

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Kilmore Town Team

Kilmore Town Team received a reboot in late 2016. “It was Christmas,” Jessie Mann says. “I found another shop owner who wanted to see something happen in the street, too. Together we walked the main street, asking shops if they may like to contribute to some decorations and lights.
Jessie Mann of Kilmore Town Team

It was a success. Two years later, Kilmore Town Team continues to manage Christmas decorations and runs an annual Easter Egg hunt. There are also two more events to celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day.

Jessie says that community events, even small ones, can transform a town.

“A real community vibe is starting to grow,” she says. “Last year at our Christmas carols, people just partied into the night, and at Easter all the kids were playing in the memorial hall for hours. Even though we were rained out, no one seemed to care.”

As positive sentiment grows, the Town Team will continue to focus on what’s working – events and community. “We want the people of Kilmore to be proud of what we have, and what we can achieve,” Jessie says.


To get involved contact Jessie Mann by email.

thehandmademp@gmail.com

 
 

Funded through Parliament’s Electorate Office and  Communications Budget Authorised by Steph Ryan, 25 Bridge St, Benalla VIC 3672