congratulations to the organisers of Selbyfest, it was wonderful to see so many
locals come out to support what’s become a regular part of the hills festival
Selbyfest had everything we love about the festival and more. Tracey and
Jeanene from Selby Community House played a central role in the coordination of
the event and they did a great job.
|Jeanene from Selby Community House played a key|
role in the organisation of Selbyfest.
theme was Go Wild and the Minak Reserve was a fitting venue as one of the Shire’s
highest biodiversity and conservation reserves. It was terrific to see local
environmentalists run 30 minute walk and talks through the reserve as part of
the event offerings available at Selbyfest.
Stage in the ampitheatre provided young bands with an opportunity to perform
and Selbyfest tapped into the youth demographic with some great entertainment
on offer throughout the day.
|bev were one of the bands performing on the youth stage.|
was a great venue for the vast array of singer songwriters we are blessed to
have in the Hills. Whilst the All Saints
Church Selby Men’s Shed members provided great entertainment for the kids with a
build and ride billy cart activity.
vendors were overrun and it was great to see the event supported by local
businesses from Belgrave and Kallista along with Selby stalwarts, the Selby CFA,
running the always popular sausage sizzle.
provided performance space too for local artists, a funspace for the kids and a
great location for the vast array of stallholders.
Parade has become a Selbyfest highlight, this year was no exception. It was
wonderful to be able to MC the parade, I had great fun and I hope I did justice
to the models and the local fashion emporiums showcasing their wares.
It is great to be part of a community that embraces
participation and connection. It was wonderful to see the cooperation of many
different groups throughout the hills, to make Selbyfest such a success. Once
again I congratulate Selbyfest organisers, you did a great job.
|The Belgrave Branch of the Bendigo Bank also contributed|
to Selbyfest. I am proud to be able to support the event
through the Yarra Ranges Festival Grant program and my
community ward fund.
|Local artist Glenn Scolyer, took to painting this van as |
part of Selbyfest activities for the day.
|Cr Samantha Dunn and Peter Cook, it was great to |
see Peter there representing the Dandenong Ranges
Renewable Energy Association and have a yarn about
all things renewable energy. Click here for more
info on DRREA.
|Selby Community House did a roaring trade in chai and|
|Voski von Muller models at the Fashion Parade, a great|
local shop with every fashion need, you can find them on
|The Wrapt Ya models gave a great performance, you can|
find Wrapt Ya at local markets and festivals.
|Hugs for Kids in Belgrave were a new addition to the|
Fashion Parade, great kids fashion and
super cute too - you can check them out online here.
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