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THE Woodgate and Dis­trict Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion was kept on its toes on Aus­tralia Day, serv­ing free break­fasts to more than 140 ex­cited cel­e­bra­tors from 7.30am at Woodgate Com­mu­nity Hall.

Guest speaker Theo Delaney, who has strong fam­ily ties to the re­gion, spoke about his an­ces­try at the Woodgate Com­mu­nity Events-run event, be­fore hand­ing over to the an­nounce­ment of the Cit­i­zen of the Year Award.

Res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent John Trevor said Woodgate was a fab­u­lous place to mark Aus­tralia Day, with a wealth of peo­ple gath­er­ing to cel­e­brate.

“It was won­der­ful to see that the win­ner of the 2015 Woodgate award was the Woodgate Weed Busters, who are a group of ded­i­cated lo­cals who each week spend an hour of their time re­mov­ing weeds and any rub­bish from the gor­geous Woodgate fore­shore,” he said.

“It is ex­am­ples such as th­ese that con­tinue to make Woodgate such a won­der­ful place to live.”

Bund­aberg Mayor Mal For­man said the at­ten­dees were “lucky Aus­tralians” to be able to cel­e­brate in such a pris­tine lo­ca­tion as Woodgate Beach.

“As a coun­cil, we want to en­sure that ev­ery res­i­dent has the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing that is great about our coun­try and es­pe­cially our re­gion,” he said.

Mr Trevor urged lo­cal res­i­dents to join the as­so­ci­a­tion for its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at the com­mu­nity hall on Fe­bru­ary 14 at 10am.

GREAT JOB: Cr Tony Ric­cia­rdi with Woodgate Cit­i­zen of the Year win­ners Woodgate Weed-Busters.

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