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Rochester to join silo art trail

By Alana Christensen

The town of Rochester is set to join northern Victoria's expanding silo art trail, with the town due to paint the town silo later this month.

Rochester Business Network (RBN) made the announcement today, with president Glenda Nichol thrilled with the new project.

"We are so very excited," she said. "Anything that is good for our town we are thrilled to be part of. We hope the silos will provide another reason for travelers to stop in town and explore this part of Victoria."

The GrainCorp owned silo will be painted by Melbourne based artist Jimmy DVate, who also completed the Goorambat silo art in March.

The Rochester community is urged to back a plan to paint the silos by pledging their support via an online fundraising campaign. Bendigo Bank Communities – a crowdfunding platform – is helping RBN to raise the $30,000 it needs to make the painted silos a reality.

As well as making financial contributions online or via the donation box at the silo site, people can also support the cause online by pledging their time to a working bee to clear the silo site.

Project member Kate Taylor said the town of Rochester is a "very resilient" town and believes the artwork will be fantastic for the community.

“We want to invite all Victorians to come to our town, see the artwork, have a coffee or a beer and check out the other great things we also have to offer in Rochester”, she said.

Painting is due to start soon and is scheduled to take one month.

To make a donation to the silo’s fundraising campaign, visit here.

See next week's Country News for more.