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Williamstown is best dressed town

Williamstown is best dressed town

Williamstown has been named the winner of the Best Dressed Town competition from the Santos Tour Down Under this year.

The Williamstown Committee Council has been awarded $3,000 for doing up the town during the big cycling event with two other awards given out to other locals.

Mrs Jutta Bradley of Williamstown, won the Best Dressed Private Residence competition, which was an award of $500.

Jutta wasn’t sure whether she had enough time to put out a display since she was exhausted from putting out decorations at the Little Shop Of Treasures OP shop.

Jutta was excited that she won the award and is hoping to put the money towards a trip to Scotland to visit family.

Part of her decorations included a Cyclops bicycle covered with German colours and German language.

Mrs Lorraine Wakeman, owner of the Williamstown General Store, also won the Best Dressed Business in Williamstown.

Lorraine said, “We were affected by the bushfires, so we put out burnt bikes and ended up getting the Best Dressed Business award.”

Mrs Sue Poole, Best Dressed coordinator for Williamstown, was incredibly excited for this award, saying that this was the best way she could leave the committee.

“We won third a few years ago and won a couple of stages as well. It’s been overwhelming, it’s good for the town and gives everyone a lift,” says Sue.

Sue explained that every year Williamstown puts a lot of effort into decorations around the Tour Down Under event.

“There were different coloured bicycles everywhere. So if anyone wants one, they are all in my backyard at the moment,” said Sue.

There was also national and international flags hanging through the streets, a hanging handmade quilt, ribbons, and signs with international languages.

Mr Bob Sloane, Barossa Mayor who was in attendance at the presentation, said, “It’s fantastic, they all put in a lot of effort. It’s a pretty area and the cyclists always say how they love coming through here.”

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.