Thousands gathered across our region to celebrate Australia Day yesterday and recognise the hard workers in our community.KRISTIN FAVALORO January 27, 2014 4:44am
The people who make a difference in Goulburn Valley communities were yesterday recognised for their hard work.
To celebrate Australia Day 11 locals were awarded prestigous Order of Australia Medals and many more were presented with local government awards.
Shepparton’s Jenny Bradbury, Kialla’s Dorothy Ward, Mooroopna’s Leon Williams and Euroa’s Robert Asquith were presented with Order of Australia Medals.
Mrs Bradbury has been a pivitol member of committees and services in the Shepparton region for decades, but yesterday did not believe her work had led to such a distinguished award.
‘‘I thought somebody was having a joke on me,’’ she said.
‘‘I’m usually the one making a fuss over others, not getting a fuss made over me.’’
Mrs Ward was recognised for more than 50 years of work with the Country Women’s Association.
‘‘The most gratifying and main aspect of receiving this award is the recognition for the cause that I am so passionate about and engaged in,’’ she said.
Mr Williams received his honour for his service to Mooroopna over several decades, including as chair of Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, area manager for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal and much more.
He said his years of volunteering stemmed from being a member of the Country Fire Authority and spread through his ties with sport in the area.
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