New community magazine puts Kilmore in the spotlight
06 October 2018
A one of a kind community magazine featuring more than 120 local faces is set to be launched in Kilmore on Saturday.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has been working on ‘Spotlight on Kilmore’ for a number of months, which is a celebration of the many people, businesses and groups which make Kilmore tick.
“The idea for this magazine came about through my conversations with local business owners about how we can best bring people to town and keep residents shopping locally,” Ms Ryan said.
“Kilmore is already revitalising but if we want people to become involved and support the town we need them to feel part of our local community.
“Kilmore has so much to offer, from quirky cafes to sport and craft groups, and I think it’s important people know about it.”
Ms Ryan employed local writer and photographer Vanessa Wiltshire to write and compile Spotlight on Kilmore.
Ms Ryan said she hoped the magazine would help Kilmore retain its strong sense of community as it grew and provide an easy way for new people moving to town to feel connected.
“One of the great privileges of my job is meeting the people who are driving positive change and contributing so much of their own time to make our communities better places to live,” Ms Ryan said.
“This magazine showcases some of these people in Kilmore and is a glimpse at some of the exciting things happening.
“Supported by business and government, a community can achieve some pretty wonderful things and I am here to support Kilmore as it grows.
“Everyone has something to say, everyone has a voice and I hope this magazine inspires people to have a go, get involved and build on some of the amazing work being done in Kilmore.”
Spotlight on Kilmore was launched today at the Kilmore Business Studio. Copies are available at various businesses in town as well as online at www.spotlightonkilmore.com.au.