Lo­cal leg­ends hon­oured

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.”

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