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Tour hits right notes

THE 10th Tour de Tarwin was held across the Easter weekend, with three full days of family fun aimed at bringing the communities of Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay together.
Around 1500 people took part in the tour on Saturday, which included a ride, walk or run between Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower.
Tour de Tarwin committee president Craig Williams said the whole idea of the event was to help the visitors who come to the area, to see Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower as one community.
“Individually, we are two small villages, but collectively we are much more. It is a lovely part of the shire,” he said.
“The Tour de Tarwin has a dual purpose; one is to run an annual event for those who come here over Easter and to show them what the region has to offer.
“The other is to raise funds for the local CFA and emergency services.”
Mr Williams said the event couldn’t go ahead without support received from sponsors and the South Gippsland Shire Council.
“We get great support from the local business community, who really help us to put on the event,” he said.
To celebrate the Tour de Tarwin’s 10th anniversary, the weekend program was extended to run across the whole weekend.
“There was quite a lot on for the full three days, including an art show, a trivia night, markets and sporting matches,” Mr Williams said.
“A lot of the people who participate in tour have done so before and many consider it a part of their holiday.”

Like the wind: the runners and walkers took off in the Tour de Tarwin on Saturday for the six kilometre trip from Venus Bay to Tarwin Lower.

Like the wind: the runners and walkers took off in the Tour de Tarwin on Saturday for the six kilometre trip from Venus Bay to Tarwin Lower.

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