THE tiny town of Dimboola is celebrating a hectic but successful weekend after it hosted the 2019 Tidy Town awards.
The Dimboola Town Committee was one of the major award recipients, receiving the Community Action and Leadership award for a town with a population below 3000 for its work in engaging the community.
Both Dimboola and Horsham were finalists for the 2019 Tidy Town of the Year award but it was Beechworth that took home the title.
Dimboola won the award in 2018.
Town Committee member Kaylene Pietsch said they were "pretty stoked."
"The Dimboola Town Committee has been working very hard, as we do most years with all our ongoing projects, and they seem to be all falling into place," she said. "It's been an honour to receive the award."
Keep Victoria Beautiful organises the awards and estimated between 150 and 180 guests flocked to Dimboola across the weekend. The Dimboola Town Committee also played a huge role in organising the weekend, including activities which aimed to highlight the best of the region.
"The town was an absolute buzz for the weekend," Ms Pietsch said. "Everybody spoke very highly of how tidy the town was."
Others were also highlighted for their work. Horsham's Gary Aitken took home the Dame Phyllis Frost Award and Horsham's Tom Dunn received the Young Leaders Award, with Horsham's Rebecca Albrecht highly commended.
Horsham community garden project The Patch was highly commended in the Environmental Sustainability Award, and Horsham Rural City Council was highly commended for its Sunnyside Park Landscape Plan in the Community Government Partnerships category.
Rainbow Progress Association was highly commended for its community hub The Oasis, also in the Community Government Partnerships category.
The Dimboola Rowing Club was highly commended in the Clean Beach/Waterways category for its Making the Wimmera River accessible project.
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College was highly commended for its mosaic welcome board.
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