Stal­wart named as top cit­i­zen

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Time Out -

Cowaramup stal­wart Tiny Bell has won this year’s Col Dug­gan cit­i­zen of the year award.

Dur­ing yes­ter­day’s Aus­tralia Day fes­tiv­i­ties, Mrs Bell was named as win­ner of the Cowaramup Lions Club prize for a res­i­dent who makes the town a bet­ter place to live.

Lions pres­i­dent David Groves said there were nu­mer­ous cit­i­zens who “toil self­lessly in their own way adding to our place and our time in Cowaramup,” but there could be only one win­ner.

Mrs Bell was recog­nised for years of com­mu­nity ser­vice, and ac­tive ef­forts in the horse-rid­ing, hockey and rac­ing com­mu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing a stint as a ju­nior hockey coach and rep­re­sent­ing WA in vet­er­ans’ hockey in Malaysia.

“She can be seen on her daily walks pick­ing up rub­bish and gen­er­ally mak­ing life bet­ter for all of us,” Mr Groves said.

The award com­mem­o­rates the legacy of Colin Dug­gan, who led the Lions for years with what Mr Groves de­scribed as a “noth­ing-is-im­pos­si­ble-and­noth­ing-is-too-hard” at­ti­tude.

Tiny Bell has taken out the 2017 Col Dug­gan Cit­i­zen of the Year award.

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