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