‘Golden Girls’ acknowledged
Three of Mackenzie’s ‘‘Golden Girls’’ have been recognised for their outstanding voluntary contributions to the Fairlie community in a special mayoral award. Phyl Jones, Moreen McColl and June Robertson each received an award for their contributions to the Fairlie community.
They were presented with their awards by Mackenzie District mayor Graham Smith at the council’s meeting on September 19.
Smith said the women made an outstanding contribution to the community and ‘‘worked like machines’’ across a number of community events.
Smith described them as ’’The Golden Girls’’ who did anything for the community and worked like machines putting together the Fairlie Second Hand Market, outside the Heartlands sorting all the items before they went for sale.
They had also been pivotal in organising the Fairlie Incredible Edibles as well as running Age Home Visits through out Fairlie for elderly residents.
They put so much back into the community, it felt fitting for the council to do something a little extra and acknowledge their work. He said these were just three of the ladies that were very special in the Mackenzie community and thanked them for their selfless contribution to the community.