Citizens make honour roll
QUEENSLAND Father of the Year finalist Darren Geissler is overwhelmed he has been named Biggenden’s Citizen of the Year.
Mr Geissler feels there are other people more deserving and urged people to look around at those who volunteer their time and nominate them in future years.
In her address highlighting “Why we live where we live”, Kae Dunn asked residents to commit to making Australia a better nation.
Vanessa McIntyre was acknowledged for her work with the PCYC ES Cadets and other volunteer work within the community when she was named Young Citizen of the Year. Accepting the award, she said it was an amazing honour.
“Firstly I must thank my mother and stepdad for encouraging me to volunteer my time and secondly Ms Moira Thompson as without you I wouldn’t have done half the things.”
Community Event of the Year, the Ruff n Tuff Car Show, brought record crowds to the town for last year’s event, enabling the club to raise $9000 for a family in need. Club member Brent Leaver said this would give them a better opportunity in life. The event is held for the community by volunteers and caters for all age groups.
Senior Cultural award winner Suessical the Musical involved 700 students, including Dallarnil State School students, performing at 10 locations after months of practice. School leaders Amy Redit and Johanna Kelly agreed the musical was something to remember.
Accepting the Junior Cultural Award on behalf of the PCYC ES Cadets, Moira Thompson said it set a precedent for volunteering.
“To see these cadets volunteering and enjoying it is really amazing.
“I urge you all to have confidence in the young people of Biggenden,” she said.
AUS DAY: Award recipients with their awards.