Out­stand­ing vol­un­teers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

MEM­O­RIES are still fresh in minds of many as June 23 marked the 16th an­niver­sary of the hor­rific Palace Back­packer fires that took the lives of 15 young back­pack­ers.

Vol­un­teers present and past were hon­oured by Mayor Jack Dempsey at the an­nual Coun­cil Vol­un­teers Morn­ing Tea held in the Charts sec­tion of the Palace me­mo­rial build­ing, in Childers.

Cr Dempsey con­grat­u­lated and thanked 50 vol­un­teers who he said pro­vided an in­valu­able ser­vice for coun­cil in fa­cil­i­ties across the re­gion.

“That level of ser­vice, that de­sire to help peo­ple and to want to share your knowl­edge or your skill is still very much in ev­i­dence with the vol­un­teers who make such a dif­fer­ence to Coun­cil’s op­er­a­tions to­day.”

Cr Judy Peters said the value of the ser­vice pro­vided by vol­un­teers across the re­gion was im­mea­sur­able. PHOTO: JODIE DIXONBIT230616VOLUNTEERS05

“Your de­sire to con­trib­ute your time is of im­mense value to coun­cil, I know it is a de­light for lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike to en­gage with you as you carry out your vol­un­teer­ing du­ties,” Cr Peters said.

Vol­un­teers were pre­sented with cer­tifi­cates in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their length of ser­vice within coun­cil fa­cil­i­ties.

CHARTS: Jan­ice Camp­bell, Mar­garet-Ann Jones, Hadie MacLeod, Bar­bara Sauer, Theresa Ste­hbens.

CHILDERS MEALS ON WHEELS: Jenni-Marie Howard, Carol Bold­er­son, John and Meryl Ed­wards.

DECADE OF DED­I­CA­TION: Robert Adams with Mayor Jack Dempsey at the vol­un­teer pre­sen­ta­tions.

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