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    Students Lillie Smith and Ethan Brown at Longerenong College with Donna Winfield.

Longerenong College celebrates major milestone

Longerenong College leaders are keen to involve the Wimmera community in 130th anniversary celebrations later this year.

Business development officer Donna Winfield, in confirming the October 5 and 6 celebrations, said the college was keen to share the milestone with the region.

“The college has provided 130 years of practical agricultural education in the heart of the Wimmera,” she said.

“As a centre of excellence in agriculture it is ingrained in the social and economic fabric of the Wimmera-Mallee.”

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An October 5 black-tie gala dinner in Wimmera Events Centre’s Alan Heard Pavilion at Longerenong is set to be a major highlight of the occasion.

“People are already registering for the dinner, with guests from as far away as New Zealand already confirming their attendance,” Ms Winfield said.

“There are also going to be college tours and obviously many people rekindling connections and friendships.  Organiser Jenny Blakeley is particularly excited about the event considering the response we’ve already had.”

People can register online at or through Eventbrite. Organisers are also looking for a community group to operate a bar for the dinner.

Community groups can provide expressions of interest to run the bar to Claire Bibby on 5362 2222 or email before July 31.

The entire July 17, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!