#shoploddon this Christmas
LODDON residents have been urged to support businesses by shopping locally this Christmas.
With just a month until Christmas Day, Mayor Dan Straub wants residents to make their festive gift-giving a celebration of local businesses.
“Our shire has many wonderful shops and businesses and after the challenges faced and met by every one of our communities in the last two years, this Christmas is the time to now champion our local products and produce,” he said,
“Christmas gives us all the chance to support these businesses whether in our own district or just up the road.
“Retail is vital to keeping our communities connected and provides employment to our local people as well as supporting local events and activities throughout the year.
“Talking to shop owners, I know they are ready to help our residents and families prepare for the festive season and make the Loddon stronger,” Cr Straub said.
SEE THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE IN THIS WEEK'S LODDON HERALD