Pearl in line for award

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

ISHE is a lo­cal star and now Pearl Kel­lar is in line for statewide recog­ni­tion af­ter be­ing nom­i­nated for a WA Vol­un­teer of the Year Award.

Mrs Kel­lar, co-or­di­na­tor of the Har­vest Lakes Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion’s en­vi­ron­men­tal sub com­mit­tee and the driv­ing force be­hind the Lake in Har­mony project, is in the run­ning for the Peo­ple’s Choice Spirit of Vol­un­teer­ing Award.

The Atwell res­i­dent, known af­fec­tion­ately as “Our Pearl”, was un­sure where she would fin­ish but had been over­whelmed by the re­sponse to her nom­i­na­tion.

“I’m just do­ing what en­joy,” she said.

“It keeps me ac­tive; keeps me on my toes.”

Mrs Kel­lar – who claimed two gongs at the City of Cock­burn’s In­spi­ra­tional Vol­un­teer Awards in 2016, in­clud­ing top hon­ours – said she was hopeful any prize money would be used on a spe­cial wildlife ex­pe­ri­ence for chil­dren.

“If you can get the chil­dren’s at­ten­tion then you can get the par­ents’ at­ten­tion too. It doesn’t al­ways go the other way,” she said.

“We could bring a wildlife group here, or maybe hire a bus and take some of the kids out to an an­i­mal re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre to show them the an­i­mals be­ing cared for.” it

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d463050

Cock­burn In­spi­ra­tional Vol­un­teer of the Year Pearl Kel­lar.

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