Their kindness shines
Volunteers receive awards for their work
MONTO has shown its appreciation of the tireless work of volunteers.
About 40 people attended the Monto and District Community Volunteer Awards Ceremony at the town’s bowling club.
The event was hosted by the Monto Community Development Council and supported by a number of businesses, and Monto State High School entertained with a musical performance.
MCDC community development officer Kevin Fox said a letter of reply from Premier Campbell Newman was very heartfelt despite the state leader being unable to attend.
“Volunteers’ collective efforts are irrefutably the single most important contributor to our economic and social well-being,” Premier Newman said in the statement.
Mr Fox was humbled by the support of businesses and of the efforts of volunteers.
“Local businesses responded immediately without question to donate gifts to Monto volunteers,” he said.
“Volunteers are the soul of the community and keep it functioning in a vibrant way that money could never pay for.
“The work of a volunteer can be a simple smile brightening the rest of someone’s day.”
Monto volunteers receiving awards included:
■ June Loader: 2013 General Volunteer of The Year for the North Burnett.
■ Lorna Booth: Certificate of Appreciation from MCDC.
■ Vi Leather: Certificate of Appreciation from MCDC.
COMMUNITY-MINDED: June Loader displays her award with Monto Community Development Council representatives Kevin Fox and Delores Fowler.
Sophie Kerr, Kalyca Hendren and Hannah Staines.
Monto State High School music ensemble (back) Shyla Murphy (guitar) Alessandro Lasetti, Ryan Cooke and Jolie Kenny, (front) Sophie Kerr, Kalyca Hendren, Emily Salisbury and Hannah Staines.
Narelle Goody, Joyce Gibson and Jean Carr.
Delores Fowler presents Vi Leather with a certificate of appreciation for her volunteer service.
Lyn Woodall, Jean Jasch and Gwen Stubbs.
Edna Gust and Audrey Radel at the Monto and District Awards Ceremony.