CERTIFICATES recognising the community service of a number of local residents were presented at the Derwent Valley Council's Australia Day celebration on Saturday. Mayor Martyn Evans announced the following awards for contribution to the Derwent Valley:
Doug McKenzie: A long-time volunteer at Westerway Primary School and member of the Derwent Valley Council Access Advisory Committee.
Elsie Rayner: Active member of the Can-Hope Cancer Support Group and its activities including Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, MyState Financial Christmas tree, Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day.
Murray Glover: Retiring two-term president of the Derwent Valley Probus Club. Thirteen years service through the Apex Club and 13 years in Probus.
Roz Chapman: Manager and volunteer at community radio station Tyga FM, founder of the Derwent Valley Players and member of the New Norfolk Business Alliance.
Sharon Hutchison: Long-term community service through Derwent Valley Regional Arts, Derwent Valley Community Choir, Tyga FM, Derwent Valley Players and the Friends of Willow Court.
Nina Williams: Long-time volunteer at the Maydena Online Access Centre, participant in Clean-Up Austgralia Days and assistant co-ordinator of community craft groups.
Derwent Valley Autumn Festival: This event continues to grow, attracting more visitors to the Derwent Valley each year.