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by Emma Walter
Local food and beverage businesses
will be showcased at the Loxton Visitor
Information Centre (VIC) this month.
People will have the opportunity to taste some of
the region's offerings via a display featuring prod-
ucts from around 12 local enterprises.
Loxton tourism manager Tracy Bye said the tast-
ings were initially held to capitalise on the many
visitors through the district over the Easter weekend.
However, with the Victorian school holidays cur-
rently under way and the South Australian break
beginning on Saturday, she said the display will be
open until April 26.
"We saw this as an opportunity to promote the
broad range of businesses we have here," Ms Bye
said. "Offering something that little bit 'extra' to
people who drop by the centre.
"While it is something aimed at tourists and visi-
tors to our area, it may open a few locals' eyes too.
"Some of the things we have on display and avail-
able to taste are things that people may otherwise not
have the opportunity to try."
Ms Bye said local businesses were "wonderful
ambassadors" for the region and given their support of
tourism for the region, promoting their products in the
Loxton VIC was a "great show of support" in return.
She said the product display, coupled with an exhi-
bition featuring the works of local artist Kerry Servin,
was an "outstanding show of Riverland talent".
Loxton tourism manager Tracy Bye pictured by a section of the display on local food and beverage businesses.
The display, which includes tastings of some foods, will be held in the visitor information centre.
The four speakers at next
month's Loxton's History
Sure Ain't Boring night
have been announced.
The event, which is being
held as part of the South
Australian History Month
of May Festival, will see the
speakers give a 20 minute talk
on a selected topic of interest.
"We are fortunate to have
interesting people willing to
share their stories of relevant
topics pertaining to Loxton's
history," said organising com-
mittee co-ordinator Trevor
"This year the event will
once again be held at the
Loxton Sporting Club, which
proved an excellent venue
for all of those attending last
The 2015 event speakers are:
• Derry Proud -- 'Proud by
name and nature': the contri-
bution of the Proud family to
the Loxton community.
• Jan Cass -- 'A century of
management': the Loxton
• Merridee Seiboth -- 'The
lifeblood of our community':
the Loxton Hospital.
• Helen Aggeletos -- 'From
baklava to bangers': a Greek
experience settling in Loxton.
Mr Fielke encouraged locals
to attend the "must see" event,
which has been a popular addi-
tion to the Loxton calendar of
events since its inception three
Tickets for the Tuesday, May
5, event are now available at
the Loxton Visitor Information
Centre at $5 for adults and $2
Sherry, port and orange juice
will be available on arrival at
7pm, with the formal part of
the evening expected to get
under way at 7.30pm.
History speakers announced
Volunteers and 'friends' of The Pines
gathered for a special breakfast last week.
The crowd enjoyed a "delicious" meal in a relaxed
and "beautiful" setting.
"An inspiring sunrise, inviting aroma of bacon
and sausages wafting from the barbecue set up in
The Pines -- Loxton's historic house and garden --
greeted those who braved the freshness of an autumn
morning to enjoy breakfast with friends and volun-
teers," said a Pines spokesperson.
The Pines is open for guided tours every Sunday
at 2pm other times by appointment. A small fee
Breakfast at The Pines
A crowd gathered at The Pines in Loxton for a
special breakfast last week.
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