Five new citizens will be welcomed into Somerset
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.somerset.qld.gov.au.