|Mayor Martyn Evans and the Australia Day award recipients.|
The New Norfolk Lions Club cooked a free sausage sizzle and the New Norfolk Junior Football Association sold burgers at the far end of the field. The annual fun run and walk was conducted over a shorter course than usual, and an increased number of children's games and activities were conducted. Young members of the New Norfolk Scouts performed the flag raising and musical entertainment was provided by the Derwent Valley Choir and Derwent Valley Concert Band. Facepainting and a coffee van were new features and both proved popular.
|Deborah De Williams receives her|
Australia Day Ambassador pin from
Councillor Julie Triffett.
Australia Day Awards announced by Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans were as follows:
- Derwent Valley Citizen of the Year: Joanne Radkewicz
- Derwent Valley Young Citizen of the Year: Shakira Bone
- Derwent Valley Sports Team of the Year: New Norfolk Rowing Club Under 21 men
- Derwent Valley Young Sportsperson of the Year: Tyron Bailey
- Derwent Valley Community Event of the Year: Fairview Primary School Association Taste of Fairview
Certificates acknowledging contributions to the Derwent Valley were awarded to: Mollie Pitt, Joanne Raskewicz, Viv Cardwell, Kaye Menzie, Danielle Nossiter, Tyron Bailey, Shakira Bone, Thomas Fulton, Matt Byrne, Nathanial Graham, New Norfolk Can-Hope Cancer Support Group, Tree2Sea and Fairview Primary School Association.
Check back later for profiles and photos of the award recipients.
A shoutout to Noah Clarke who won the Under-13 category of the gumboot-throwing contest: please contact Matt Hill at the Derwent Valley Council to collect your prize. Phone 6261 2687.