Local legends honoured
WHILE Tom Duncan took home the coveted Citizen of the Year award, five other local legends, and one incredible show, were rewarded for their contribution to Childers.
Seussical the Musical won the Community Event award, after the David Horner-directed show won the hearts and minds of locals at the end of last year.
The ambitious project saw local schools perform their own version of Seussical at venues around the Isis region.
Austin Crossland stunned the Australia Day audience with his well-spoken speech after he was named Junior Sportsperson.
Crossland spoke like a man twice his age, and could give the most formal speakers a run for their money when it comes to public speaking.
Katie Vaughan wasn’t on hand to accept her Senior Sportsperson award, but the bullrider was proud to take home the award.
Junior Quiet Achiever award winner Jade Johnson was blown away by her win, as the army-bound youngster thought she was only at the event to present a speech.
“I’m not sure about quiet either,” she said afterwards, “I tell everybody what I’ve done!”
The Senior Quiet Achievers could not be split, with Audrey Messenger and Debbie Russo sharing the award.
Audrey is known for her caring and selflessness, while Debbie’s contribution for TSKF and supporting husband John Russo in his work went some way to proving behind every man is a stronger woman.
“I have to say there are some sneaky people around me,” Debbie said when she accepted the award.
“I’ve always only wanted to support John.
“(TSKF) has always been like a family.”