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Well done to all the nominees and winners of this year's Clarence Valley Australia Day awards.
And the Winners are...
The calibre of nominees for the Clarence Valley Citizen of the Year was so high the panel presented two awards this year.
Bob Carnaby of South Grafton was awarded the Clarence Valley Citizen of the Year Award for his ongoing generorsity and constant giving. Bob always assists people in need and learns new skills to help them out. He is a volunteer and an active community member.
Patrick Connelly of Grafton also received the Clarence Valley Citizen of the Year Award. Pat has been helping the community for the past 50 years volunteering and being apart of charity groups and sporting clubs. Patrick was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2019.
Young Citizen of the Year was presented to Eden Annesley in recognition of her significate contribution to the local community as Concert Master of the Clarence Valley Ochestra and Chorus. Eden achieves everything she does with execptionally high standards.
The Clarence Valley Community Achievement Award was presented to the Yamba Lions Club due to their dedication to for serving their community. The Yamba Lions Club go to great lengths to raise money for fundraisers, to serve meals to hundreds of people at the Yamba Seniors event and they are always available to help out when requested.
Norma Jenkins from Maclean is being recognised as the Clarence Valley Local Hero for her visits ongoing support over the years at the Mareeba Aged Care facility. Every week she visits the facility on her motorised scooter distributing chocolates, fruit, lollies and magazines to everyone and conversing with as many residents as she can.