Cit­i­zens make hon­our roll

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

AUS DAY: Award re­cip­i­ents with their awards.

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