Spread the Word! Vegemite’s Turning 100

In honour of Vegemite’s 100th birthday, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is inviting students in the electorate to unleash their artistic talents and join in a Vegemite art competition.

“It’s a staple in homes right across the country, and has been for generations, so today is a very special day, as Vegemite turns 100,” Ms Cooke said.

“It’s been such a consistent part of our lives throughout the years; who could forget the ‘Happy little Vegemite’ jingle!

“What better way to celebrate this iconic and unique Australian spread than with a unique and creative competition.

“I’ve invited schools right across the electorate to join in the fun, asking students to create a picture of what makes them happy little Vegemites!

“I’ve written to schools across the electorate asking infants and primary school-age students to take part, but if there’s any students or teachers who haven’t signed up but would like to get involved, there’s still plenty of time to enter; simply contact my office and we will fill you in on all the details.

“And given it’s National Children’s Week – which is all about celebrating the talents of our youngsters – the competition is the perfect way to showcase the artistic skills of all the wonderful young people right across our electorate!

“One of my favourite things is Vegemite on toast – no butter! – but I know there’s some of you out there with some more adventurous taste combinations; Vegemite and meat pies, baked beans, pizza, peanut butter, and dare I say chocolate and smoothies!

“How ever you enjoy it, let’s all raise a toast – with Vegemite on it of course – to this Aussie icon,” she said.

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