Five new cit­i­zens will be wel­comed into Som­er­set

Gatton Star - - LIFE -

SOM­ER­SET Re­gional Coun­cil will recog­nise its out­stand­ing res­i­dents and wel­come five new cit­i­zens dur­ing the of­fi­cial Aus­tralia Day Awards cer­e­mony at Esk on Satur­day.

The awards cer­e­mony starts at 9am at the Som­er­set Civic Centre, 35 Esk Hamp­ton Rd, Esk, and ev­ery­one is wel­come. Doors open at 8am.

The an­nual awards are held to ac­knowl­edge in­di­vid­u­als and groups in the Som­er­set re­gion who have made a con­sid­er­able con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity.

Som­er­set Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the Aus­tralia Day Awards cer­e­mony was a great way to start Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions.

“Recog­nis­ing and con­grat­u­lat­ing those who have given back to the Som­er­set com­mu­nity is ex­tremely im­por­tant,” Cr Lehmann said.

“I en­cour­age all Som­er­set res­i­dents to come out and cel­e­brate what it great about our na­tion and sup­port those nom­i­nated for the awards.”

Nom­i­nated res­i­dents will be recog­nised in five award cat­e­gories in­clud­ing Cit­i­zen of the Year, Young Cit­i­zen of the Year, Sports Award, Arts and Cul­tural Award and Com­mu­nity Group of the Year.

Five new cit­i­zens will also be sworn in as Australian cit­i­zens at the cer­e­mony.

Cr Lehmann en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to at­tend the cer­e­mony which will fea­ture Aus­tralia Day am­bas­sador and Abo­rig­i­nal Elder, Mrs Faye Carr of the Yug­gera peo­ple, and free morn­ing tea on con­clu­sion.

Som­er­set res­i­dents can also en­joy free en­try to each pool in Som­er­set on Aus­tralia Day at Lowood, Kil­coy, Too­goolawah and Esk pools be­tween 10am and 5pm.

Each pool will have


games, ac­tiv­i­ties, prizes on of­fer and gi­ant in­flat­a­bles.

For more in­for­ma­tion Coun­cil on 5424 4000 or visit www.som­er­

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