Vol­un­teer Awards pre­sented

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

IN THE shad­ows of the TV Week Lo­gies and the glitz and glam­our of the red cam­era,

Gin Gin lo­cal and hard work­ing vol­un­teers Wendi Guy and Kath­leen Arag­ona have been re­warded for their self­less ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity.

Ms Guy has her fin­gers in many pots, stir­ring up strong par­tic­i­pa­tion from the com­mu­nity she loves.

Last week to their sur­prise Ms Guy and Mrs Arag­ona were awarded with new awards. The Wide Bay Vol­un­teers Re­source As­so­ci­a­tion ac­knowl­edged their ef­fort and decades of ded­i­ca­tion of vol­un­teer­ing in their com­mu­nity.

Ms Guy was awarded the Ex­cel­lence Award and a cer­tifi­cate for Vol­un­teer of the Year, 2016.

Ms Guy said it was a sur­prise, and she was un­aware of her nom­i­na­tion.

“I was nom­i­nated for my ef­forts of bring­ing back the cast and crew of the Gin Gin The­atri­cal So­ci­ety,”

“I am very grate­ful and I want to thank the vol­un­teers as­so­ci­a­tion for these awards and for the sup­port from the the­atre com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing our events in Gin Gin,”

The The­atri­cal group is in re­hearsals for their com­ing din­ner and show, of Lady Go­diva.

Ms Guy is dif­fi­cult to track down; most hours in her day are tied up vol­un­teer­ing her time to one or­gan­i­sa­tion or an­other.

She was pre­par­ing her­self for her slot on Gin Gin’s OWN ra­dio sta­tion 104.9fm when Town and Coun­try got to sit down for a one on one.

“It’s nice to be re­warded but it feels nicer to be do­ing some­thing for my com­mu­nity,”

“It would be great to see more peo­ple ded­i­cate a lit­tle time ev­ery week to an or­gan­i­sa­tion, many are strug­gling and need sup­port so they con­tinue to pro­vide ser­vices to lo­cals,”

Ms Guy said the awards are driv­ing her to pro­duce a big­ger and bet­ter pro­duc­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AN­NUAL AWARDS: Wendi Guy and Kath­leen Arag­ona both awarded for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to vol­un­teer­ing.

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