Australia Day in Tenterfield promises to be another wonderful morning of entertainment, recognition and celebration.
An outstanding 37 nominations were received for the Australia Day Awards, covering the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year and Community Event of the Year.
“Unfortunately there were no nominations for Sportsperson of the Year but council was overwhelmed at the number and calibre of the nominations this year,” Mayor Peter Petty said.
“Selection of the winners was a very difficult task indeed.”
Australia Day 2019 celebrations will be held at the Tenterfield Memorial Hall, kicking off at 8.15 am with ‘Breakfast on the Deck’ hosted by the Tenterfield Lions Club and the Granite Belt Community Band.
The main event itself commences in the Hall at 9am.
The Australia Day Ambassador for 2019 is Mr Paul Featherstone BM ASM who has spent the last 35 years perfecting skills in the recovery and care of people in life threatening situations.
Paul has been involved in almost every major emergency during this time, ranging from the Granville rail crash in 1977 to the Beaconsfield mine rescue in 2006. He will certainly have a story to tell.
The Granite Belt Community Band will again perform during the celebration with the Tenterfield Highlander Pipe Band and the swirl of bagpipes bringing the event to a stirring conclusion.