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.