Tire­less vol­un­teer hon­oured

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

A FIRE­FIGHTER who has do­nated more than 1500 hours to help im­prove the lives of se­ri­ously ill chil­dren and their fam­i­lies through the Starlight Foun­da­tion was crowned Mitchell Shire’s ci­ti­zen of the year.

Ian McKen­zie won the award, hav­ing also served as an am­bas­sador for the Daniel Mor­combe Foun­da­tion and as a lo­cal fire­fighter.

Fluer Co­mans was named the Aus­tralia Day ac­cess and in­clu­sion cham­pion, hav­ing been ac­tively in­volved with Sey­mour Re­lay for Life, rais­ing over $1200 on her own to sup­port the cause.

She also vol­un­teers at Sey­mour Hos­pi­tal, help­ing take peo­ple who are el­derly and those with mo­bil­ity dif­fi­cul­ties on daily out­ings into the com­mu­nity.

Sey­mour Ro­tary Club won the shire’s top event of 2015, for its role host­ing the Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions.

The Ro­tary Club nar­rowly beat Sey­mour Agri­cul­tural and Pas­toral So­ci­ety’s Great Sey­mour Show Off.

The youngest mem­ber of the 2015-16 Mitchell Youth Coun­cil, An­gel­ica Skora was crowned the shire’s young ci­ti­zen of the year.

An­gel­ica dis­plays a high level of en­ergy and com­mit­ment to­wards en­sur­ing that young peo­ple’s voices are heard.

A pas­sion­ate sup­porter of the Cy­ber Tat­too Cam­paign which seeks to raise aware­ness for the ef­fects of on­line bul­ly­ing, An­gel­ica has dis­played brav­ery and ini­tia­tive as a cam­paign am­bas­sador.

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