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Planning for the next Moruya Australia Day celebration is well underway

Planning for the next Australia Day celebration (26 January 2018) is well underway. The venue, as in past years, will be Russ Martin Park on the south eastern side of the Moruya River near the bridge

Proceedings will commence at 8.30am with the Moruya Lions and Rotary Australian breakfast barbecue at a cost of four dollars.

There will be activities for children and a number of events selected for their Australian theme:

  1. Best Decorated Bicycle

  2. Horse Shoe Throwing Competition

  3. Pet Parade

In addition, there will be a weaving display by the Moruya Spinners, a knitting display by the Moruya C.W.A, a display by the Moruya Surf Club, and face painting for the young and young at heart.

The ceremony to announce the appointment of the Lions & Rotary Club’s Moruya and District Citizen of the Year will commence at 10.30 am. This will include a display and raising of the Australian flag by the local Army Cadet Unit & the Key Note Address will be given by Gary Traynor. Gary is a local who runs a website “Medals Gone Missing”, and has led groups along the Kokoda Track.

The Lions/Rotary Citizen of the Year Award recognises the great contribution made to our community by a large number of people who selflessly give of their own time to make our District a better place. For 2018, the Committee would also like to recognise a junior Citizen, up to 18 years of age who has also contributed to the Community.

Past winners have been Kathy Shields in 21025 for her volunteering at 2EAR, Bruce Reid in 2016 for the Moruya Show Society and numerous other activities around Moruya, and in 2017 Kathleen Smith and Christine Smith for their unstinting contribution to thye Moruya Hospital Auxiliary.

Unfortunately, only one Award can be given for each category (Open & Junior) but the individual appointed, represents all those who have materially contributed to our vibrant community by their participation in for example, the sporting, cultural, educational, environmental or service sectors.

Nominations for Citizen of the Year can be made by anyone but the nominee must be a resident of Post Code Districts 2537 or 2545.

Further information can be obtained from the Chairman of the Australia Day Committee Derek Anderson 0427 580 533 (dereka48@bigpond.com) or the Committee member Ron Chesher 0427 742 602

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