Work helps town to thrive
MT PERRY’S Citizen of the Year, Kerry Bettiens, is passionate about her small town – and keeping it alive through community spirit.
As she thanked her town for the honour, Ms Bettiens encouraged everyone’s involvement. Functions kept the small town alive, and despite amalgamation “we’re still Mt Perry for the show and the races”, she said.
Since 2010, Ms Bettiens has been the Mt Perry Show Society secretary/treasurer, responsible for securing grants and sponsorships.
Her contributions began in 1994 when she moved into Mt Perry with husband Rodney and two young children.
Soon a key school P and C member, her contributions extended to the Mt Perry Show, campdrafts, truck pull, fine arts exhibitions and QCWA functions.
Ms Bettiens’ continued involvement has inspired many, including her daughter Rachel, who won the 2009 Young Citizen award.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Dr Dimity Dornan AM presents Kerry Bettiens with Mt Perry's 2015 Citizen of the Year Award.