AUSTRALIA DAY IN THE REGION
THE Axedale community celebrated some of its outstanding members on Australia Day.
Zara Smith, 12, is the 2016 junior citizen of the year.
The former Axedale Primary School captain has raised over $20,000 for the Heart Foundation since her father’s heart attack a few years ago.
Last year, Zara received an award from the Health Foundation for being the top individual fundraiser in the history of Jump Rope for Heart.
Norah Rigby is the 2016 Axedale citizen of the year.
She is a long standing Axedale resident and editor of the community newsletter, Axedale Antics.
Along with being a foundation member of AOTOF, Ms Rigby volunteers as a guide at Bendigo Art Gallery, is a member of Axedale Hall Committee and Axedale River Reserve Committee of Management.
Since 2007 Ms Rigby has edited and produced more than 90 editions of the Axedale Antics.
Corrine Cummins and Garry Van Wynen from the Axedale Tavern were awarded a certificate of special merit for their tireless work in the community
Left: Axedale citizen of the year Norah Rigby with Eppalock Ward councillor Rod
Axedale junior citizen of the year Zara Smith, 12.