Vol­un­teer cou­ple recog­nised as Cit­i­zens of Year

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A MUNDUBBERA cou­ple that lead the charge in ren­o­vat­ing the RSL hall has been named Mundubbera’s Cit­i­zens of the Year.

North Bur­nett Re­gional coun­cil­lor Faye Whe­lan an­nounced Dawn and John Og­den as the re­cip­i­ents of the award at an Aus­tralia Day cer­e­mony in Mundubbera’s Bi­cen­ten­nial Park.

“This out­stand­ing cou­ple has put in a mas­sive amount of time into the RSL hall,” Cr Whe­lan said.

“Thanks to their ded­i­ca­tion the hall now has cladding, a functional kitchen, air-con­di­tion­ing and ad­e­quate seat­ing.

“Dawn is the long-term trea­surer of the hos­pi­tal aux­il­iary and helps runs bingo af­ter­noons.

“John has vol­un­teered as the school lol­lipop lad, although he may pre­fer a dif­fer­ent ti­tle.”

Mrs Og­den said she was amazed when they re­ceived the award.

“It’s very hum­bling, to be hon­est, as you can think of a dozen other peo­ple who can get it,” Mrs Og­den said.

“We don’t look at any­thing we have done that war­rants the award, we en­joy what we’re do­ing.” Mundubbera Awards: Sports Ad­min­is­tra­tor Award: Cameron Mac­Don­ald

Ju­nior Sports Award: Travis Larner

Se­nior Sports Award: Trevor Har­vey

Spe­cial Award: Adrian Brady

Vol­un­teers of the Year: Gwen and Ken Colyer

Ju­nior Cul­tural Award: Kiana Watt

Se­nior Cul­tural Award: Phil Robin­son

Com­mu­nity Event of the Year: Long Ta­ble Lunch

Young Cit­i­zen of the Year: Matthew Zipf

Cit­i­zens of the Year: Dawn and John Og­den.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS: Cit­i­zens of the Year Dawn and John Og­den at the 2017 Mundubbera Aus­tralia Day event.

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