Tidy Towns judge Grant Evans was given a tour of Yangan by members of the progress association and Deputy Mayor Ross Bartley.
Tidy Towns judge Grant Evans was given a tour of Yangan by members of the progress association and Deputy Mayor Ross Bartley. Erin Smith

Yangan a tidy little town...

TIDY Towns judge Grant Evans was given a private tour of Yangan yesterday, the only town in the district to be nominated for this year's competition.

Deputy Mayor Ross Bartley, Yangan Hotel Motel owner Vanessa Butler and several other members of the district progress association showed off the town's school, corner store, School of Arts, waste facility and the Masonic Lodge.

Mr Evans said he was very impressed with the town.

"It is a lovely town," he said.

"Very typical of the Southern Downs.

"There is great community spirit and the town's pride comes through in what they are showing."

Owner of the Yangan Hotel Motel Vanessa Butler submitted the application for Yangan and she nominated in each of the 10 categories, including bush spirit, litter prevention, friendliest town and environmental protection.

The judge said he still had several other towns to visit and the winner would be announced next month.



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