McIvor Times - - FRONT PAGE - — Bar­bara Sungaila

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 Camp­bell.

❏ Below: Axedale ju­nior ci­ti­zen of the year Zara Smith, 12.

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