Mareeba Shire’s unsung heroes and high achievers will be recognised at a special ceremony next Thursday evening (25 January).
Family and friends are invited to attend the celebration at the Mareeba International Club from 6.30pm. Official proceedings will include the announcement of the Australia Day Awards winners followed by the cutting of the cake and a light supper.
Mayor Tom Gilmore said the annual event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those people who have been nominated for their outstanding contributions or achievements in our Shire.
“We are encouraging everyone to come along on Thursday night to celebrate what it means to be Australian and acknowledge those people in our local community who make such a difference,” Cr Gilmore said.
“This year, we received 27 outstanding nominations of individuals and community groups who all, in some way or another, have made this Shire a better place.”
The following individuals and community groups have been nominated for an Australia Day Award (in alphabetical order).
Mareeba Gymnastics Club
Mareeba Mountain Goats
Mareeba Junior Rugby League
St Anthony’s P&F Association