On Friday Wingecarribee Shire Council kicks off preparations for the celebration of Bowral and Moss Vale’s 150th anniversary with the launch of the 2013 Sesquicentenary calendar.
Council’s Group Manager Strategic and Assets, Mark Pepping said the calendar launch was an important step in making the community aware of the year-long program of events celebrating the official establishment of both towns in 1863.
“The release of the calendar allows the community to start planning their year in advance by seeing the events and celebrations Council has planned for Bowral and Moss Vale,” he said.
The calendar has been produced with the help of the Bowral and Moss Vale Sesquicentenary Committees and details the events which begin from 1 February right through to 8 December 2013.
“We’ve already planned over 50 events for the year with more to be included in the coming months,” said Mr Pepping.
Featured in the calendar are numerous historical photos depicting the early and developing years of Bowral and Moss Vale. The images have been sourced and supplied by Leonie Knapman and the Berrima and District Historical and Family History Society Inc.
Local artist and Graphic Designer Margaret Mapperson designed and illustrated the unique calendar cover and also designed the dual Sesquicentenary logos.
The calendars will retail for $9.95 and can be purchased from Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre, the Southern Highlands Tourism Visitor Information Centre in Mittagong and newspaper and gift shops in both towns.
A collectors issue is also available for $25.00. The limited edition version, limited to just 150 units, features a unique identifier.
Both calendars have been printed by Hypercet Printing of Mittagong.
“Next year is shaping up to be a once in a lifetime experience for guests and residents of both towns,” said Mr Pepping. “And with the launch of the Sesquicentenary calendar, all of our Shire’s citizens can keep track of the events planned and get right behind Bowral and Moss Vale’s 150th birthday celebrations.”