Mount Pleasant set to celebrate 175 years

Celebrations: There will be lots to do and see as Mount Pleasant celebrates its 175th birthday this weekend.
Celebrations: There will be lots to do and see as Mount Pleasant celebrates its 175th birthday this weekend.

As Mount Pleasant celebrates 175 years, the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market and History Room have teamed up to host a time-capsule laying ceremony. 

The ceremony is set to take place at the Wisteria Atrium in Talunga Recreation Park, this Saturday, June 16, at 11am.

Within the capsule, which was created by John Bowd of the Mount Pleasant Mens Shed, various items from a number of local businesses and organisations will be stored until the capsule is opened in 2043.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market marketing manager Terese Stephens said organising the time-capsule had taken sometime.

She said it was a great feeling for it to be finally going ahead with a buzz around the community. 

The event is scheduled to coincide with the Saturday morning farmers market before local historian Paula Bartsch leads a guided historic walk around the main street.

“The markets have become a great networking place and help bring the community together,” Ms Stephens said.

A lunch will be served at the Wisteria Atrium after the walk, costing $15 per person. To book phone 0418 301 121 or email manangermpfm@bigpond.com.

At the farmers market in July people are being asked to take part in Plastic Free July.

This week “bag-packs” will be sold, which includes a boomerang carry bag, 10 cloth Bento Bags, which are excellent for food storage and produce which does not need weighing and six net produce bags, all for $35.