Hon­our­ing our vol­un­teers

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

A GREEN and gold cel­e­bra­tion got un­der­way at the Mary­bor­ough Mar­kets on Thurs­day as the ef­forts of the Fraser Coast vol­un­teers who helped out on a world stage at the Com­mon­wealth Games was hon­oured.

The civic cer­e­mony was held on the town green near Mary­bor­ough City Hall, with Coun­cil­lor Dar­ren Ever­ard and Fraser Coast Mayor Ge­orge Sey­mour pay­ing trib­ute to those who gave of their time to make the Gold Coast a suc­cess.

There for the oc­ca­sion was Her­vey Bay’s gold medal­list Matthew Hauser, whose achieve­ments were also cel­e­brated.

A large cake dec­o­rated with green and gold was cut and Mr Hauser helped with the weekly fir­ing of the time can­non.

Vol­un­teer Helen Rek­dale spoke of how much she en­joyed be­ing part of a Games.

She was sta­tioned at Car­rara Sta­dium, where the open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies were held, along with the track and field events.

Ms Rek­dale helped peo­ple get in and out of the sta­dium, as­sisted peo­ple into their seats and “watched as much of the Games as I pos­si­bly could”.

She said the open­ing cer­e­mony was the best part of her ex­pe­ri­ence.

“See­ing the ac­tual open­ing cer­e­mony and all the amaz­ing ath­letes com­ing in, it was just so ex­cit­ing,” she said.

Photo: Contributed

JOB WELL DONE: The fab­u­lous vol­un­teers who rep­re­sented the re­gion on a world stage at the Com­mon­wealth Games cel­e­brated their achieve­ments along­side Fraser Coast Mayor Ge­orge Sey­mour and Her­vey Bay's gold medal win­ner Matthew Hauser.

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