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Waimate’s unsung heroes thanked

This year’s Waimate District Civic Award Function was held at the Waimate Event Centre on Wednesday evening, where four volunteers, one youth volunteer and a group/organisation were recognised and thanked for their community service.

Mayor Craig Rowley described this year’s recipients as being the unsung heroes in the field of community service, and it was important to thank and recognise them.

“Your contribution to the life of the Waimate District does not go unnoticed,” he said in his speech.

“Volunteering is alive and well in the Waimate District and I know there are still plenty of very worthy recipients in all our categories.

These Awards have been held for the past 15 years, recognising 59 adults, 10 young people and nine group / organisations for outstanding community service.

Mayor Craig said that the work that they do in the community was one of the reasons the Waimate District was such a great place to live, and that they provided an energy and diversity that builds a thriving community.

Gael Grigg, Lorraine Morgan, Paula Page and Rob Smith were this year’s Individual Civic Award recipients, with the Youth Civic Award going to Patrick Partleton and this year’s Group/Organisation being the Waimate Historical Society’s fundraiser – Bookarama.


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