The nominees for the 2018 Moira Shire Australia Day Awards have been announced for individuals or organisations that have improved and provided for their local community and encouraged a sense of community spirit and awareness.
Formal council shire Australia Day award festivities will be held this week with the Moira Shire awards ceremony being held this Thursday at the Cobram Civic Centre beginning at 6.30pm.
Numerous Yarrawonga individuals and groups have been nominated for these awards after showing a care and responsibility to the community over the past year and are now receiving recognition for their work.
The nominees for each category are listed below with the following groups and individuals in the running for the prestigious awards.
Environmental Project of the Year
Trees Please – Conservation Awareness Program (Yarrawonga)
Community Organisation of the Year
Oasis Movers & Shakers – Relay For Life
Katamatite Uniting Church Craft Group
Rotary Club of Cobram
Cobram Agricultural Society INC Committee
Numurkah RSL Sub-Branch
Community Event of the Year
Katamatite Art & Craft Show
Relay For Life- Oasis Movers & Shakers
Cobram Park Run
ANZAC Day- Numurkah RSL Sub-Branch
Indigenous Round- Picola United Football Netball Club (PUFNC)
Numurkah Pink Ribbon Brunch
Young Citizen of the Year
Tamanth Cummins (Cobram)
Jazmin Clarke (Tungamah)
Tristan Grinter (Muckatah)
Citizen of the Year
Scott Davison (Yarrawonga)
Neil Lonie (St James)
Wilma Kay (Muckatah)
Margaret Paterson (Kotupna)
John Wright (Yarrawonga)
Dossie Parnell (Katamatite)
Heather Henderson (Yalca)
John O’Dwyer (Tungamah)
Anthony (Tony) Figgins (Yundool)
Alison Cook (Numurkah)
Terry Booth (Bundalong)
Beverley Hutchins (Numurkah)
Damian Van De Berg (Cobram)
With these awards held before Australia Day Yarrawonga will also host their own Australia Day events on January 26 from 7.15am at Kennedy Park.
There will be award presentations and a free cooked breakfast provided by Rotary Club of Yarrawonga Mulwala as well as live entertainment. Seating is limited so please bring your own chair.
Tungamah/ St James will also hold their Australia Day events from 8.00am in the area behind the Kindergarten, Middleton and Boyd Streets. Award presentation and free cooked breakfast provided.