Glenelg Shire Council congratulates winners of Eat, Shop, Play Local

Published on 27 October 2023

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Glenelg Shire Council is delighted to announce the winners of the 'Eat, Shop, Play Local' competition, a celebration of community spirit and local commerce in the Shire.

The competition, which ran for four exciting weeks, encouraged residents to support local businesses while giving them the chance to win an impressive $2000 in prizes.

The response was nothing short of extraordinary, with community members rallying behind their local retailers, cafes, and stores and 791 entrants across the competition period.

Today, we proudly unveil the names of the four lucky winners who each received a $500 shopping voucher to spend at the local business of their choice within the Glenelg Shire:

Week 1: Roxanne White, who shopped at Milly’s Kidswear, Casterton

Week 2: Marjorie Aitchison, who shopped at Pauline’s Absolutely Fabulous, Portland

Week 3: Vicki Brown, who shopped at Sportspower, Portland

Week 4: Pauline Matthews, who shopped at Great Escape Garden Centre, Casterton

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Scott Martin expressed his appreciation for the incredible support from the community and local businesses during the competition.

"The 'Eat, Shop, Play Local' competition has become a symbol of our commitment to local businesses and the community,” he said.

“We're thrilled to see the enthusiasm from both our residents and our local retailers who participated wholeheartedly.

“Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who took part."

The 'Eat, Shop, Play Local' competition, now in its fourth year, continues to garner increased interest and engagement from the community.

It's a testament to the unique and diverse businesses that define the Glenelg Shire and the deep sense of community spirit that permeates the region.

This isn’t the last opportunity to support local with Glenelg Shire Council’s Retail Light Display Competition set to infuse the Shire with the festive spirit like never before.

Local businesses and traders within the Glenelg Shire will have a unique opportunity to transform their shop fronts into a dazzling winter wonderland of Christmas lights, decorations, and captivating displays.

Support your local businesses by voting for your winner on Facebook this December.

To stay updated on the Retail Light Display competition, or to enter, visit this page.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the competition, supported local businesses, and showcased the true spirit of Glenelg Shire.

Photo caption: Helen and Craig Wood, owners of the Great Escape Garden Centre in Casterton, where East, Shop, Play Local Week 4 winner Pauline Matthews shopped.


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