Judged as the most cour­te­ous busi­ness

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For the next 12 months, Coun­try Col­lecta­bles owner An­nette Mac­Don­ald will be the proud holder of the Waipuku­rau Ro­tary Club’s Cour­tesy Shield.

Ro­tar­ian Bruce Worsnop said the club awarded the shield to one busi­ness in Waipuku­rau each year.

“It is awarded to the busi­ness con­sid­ered by the judges ap­pointed by Waipuku­rau Ro­tary to have been the most cour­te­ous to­ward their cus­tomers,” he said.

First pre­sented to Hill’s Phar­macy in 1964, the shield was pre­sented to An­nette Mac­Don­ald at the Ro­tary Club’s meet­ing last week. Mr Worsnop said the club then hosted An­nette and her hus­band Ross, and cur­rent and for­mer staff mem­bers and their spouses to a cel­e­bra­tory din­ner.

“In this in­stance An­nette has also had an em­ployee, Ailsa Pear­son, who has re­cently re­tired.

“Tr­ish Foote is now work­ing with An­nette and the same very spe­cial cour­tesy is ex­tended to all cus­tomers,” he said.

An­nette Mac­Don­ald has since put the shield on dis­play in the win­dow of her Ru­atani­wha St store.

“I didn’t know much about the shield to be hon­est un­til I got a phone call say­ing to come to din­ner. But it’s a real hon­our to re­ceive it,” she said.

At its meet­ing last week, the ro­tary club also pre­sented the Wal­ter Matthews Memo­rial Street Award for most at­trac­tive gar­dened street in Waipuku­rau

The award went to Henry Rus­sell Pl, the en­trance to the gated Henry Rus­sell Es­tate res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment, and was ac­cepted on be­half of res­i­dents by Max and Viv Bird­sall.

Mr Worsnop said the street award had been run­ning for more than 20 years.

It was ini­ti­ated by for­mer club pres­i­dent Wal­ter Matthews, and was later named af­ter him af­ter his death.

THE en­trance to the gated Henry Rus­sell Es­tate res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment was awarded the Wal­ter Matthews Memo­rial Street Award for most at­trac­tive gar­dened street in Waipuku­rau.

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