DONNA Duncan is fighting to keep local Australia Day services active in Childers, and has called for nominations for this year’s awards. Mrs Duncan is the driving force behind this year’s festivities, with a breakfast, ceremony and awards to be presented at the Cultural Centre. Nominations are open for the awards, which will cover sportsperson of the year (junior and senior), quiet achiever (junior and senior) and community event. Mrs Duncan said live music and entertainment would also be available at the event. “We’ve managed to get a jumping castle for the kids, which we’ll set up at Isis Club,” Mrs Duncan said. “It means parents will have to accompany kids across the road.” Schedule: Breakfast 7–8am (gold coin donation required), with the ceremony to start at 8.30am. Submit your nominations at A1 Realty, Chiabella Hair Designz or the Town & Country office.