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Top town cleans up for awards

THE mowers are out and buildings all around Dorrigo are getting the spring cleaning of their lives, according to Dave Hitchcock, president of the town's Tidy Towns Committee.

“The awards are our chance to showcase the town to the state and it's looking good,” Mr Hitchcock said.

Ever since winning the overall state title last year, the plateau town has been working hard to get ready to host this year's event, which happens this weekend.

“It's cost us $40,000 to mount this event - it's been a big ask of the community and our sponsors but we're nearly there.”

This weekend will see 400 delegates from 79 towns around the state arriving to see how they fared in this year's awards.

There will be a welcome bush dance and barbecue at the Showgrounds on Friday night, markets in Hickory Street from 7am on Saturday, the category awards ceremony in the afternoon at the Community Centre with the big 'Overall State Winner' being announced at Saturday night's dinner.

For more information and bookings (for the dinner) go the Keep Australia Beautiful website, www.kabnsw.org.au. Everyone is welcome at all events.



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