The volunteer efforts of 86 people were celebrated at the 2012 Honouring Volunteers ceremony at the Plaza in Putaruru.
Mayor Neil Sinclair opened the celebrations by thanking all the volunteers who continue to work tirelessly in the community.
Various community organisations were asked nominate three people who were then invited to attend the ceremony to be formally acknow- ledged in front of family and friends. Close to 120 people attended the ceremony.
South Waikato District Council community development staff and Sport Waikato district co-ordinator Heather Gaby collaborated on the celebrations.
The theme was Building Communities through Volunteering, and marked the start of June’s Volunteer Awareness Week.