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27 January, 2021

TRC celebrates award recipients

The Tablelands Regional Council held their 2021 Australia Day awards at a private ceremony in Atherton yesterday celebrating their residents stories and contributions.

By Rhys Thomas

Citizen’s of the Year Digby and Anne Hoyal with Young Citizen of the Year Catherine English

The Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) held their 2021 Australia Day awards at a private ceremony in Atherton yesterday celebrating their residents stories and contributions to the Shire.

Due to COVID the usual ceremony was changed to be a private event, the award recipients and new citizens were then celebrated behind closed doors.

The Citizens of the Year awards went to Francis (Digby) and Anne Hoyal and Catherine English was honoured as the Young Citizen of the Year.

Mr and Mrs Hoyal were honoured for their continual advocational work within the TRC Shire and their eagerness to assist anyone in need.

Miss English received her award for her involvement in the TRC Youth Advisory Committee, a job she does for the better of others with no will for recognition.

Community Event of the Year went to the Tablelands Folk Festival while the Community Service award went to the Millaa Millaa Garden Club.

Thomas Blain received the Inclusion award while Bradly Price and Reilly Cifuentes won the Sports Supporter and Junior Sports awards, respectively.

The Tolga Historical Society won the Cultural Award and Emmy Riber won the Junior Cultural Award.

TRC Acting Mayor Kevin Cardew congratulated all award recipients on their contributions that made them receive these awards.

“It was a great day to recognise these amazing people and organisations in our community and remind ourselves why the Tablelands are such a great place to live, work and play,” he said.

“Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients you make me proud to be a Tablelander.

“Arts, sports, recreation, community services, business and events in our region would be nothing without your support and contribution.

“It was also a great honour to welcome six new Australian citizens into our community.”

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