Service to the community was recognised at the opening ceremony of the Tweed Seniors festival with the presentation of the Local Achievement Awards.
The awards presentation was one of many highlights at the ceremony which featured musical performances by local choirs, dancers, a mini expo and time to reconnect over a cuppa and light refreshments.
The Tweed Seniors Festival 2022 coincides with the NSW Seniors Festival which commenced on Friday 25 March and ran through until Sunday 3 April.
Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry presented 7 Local Achievement Awards winners with their certificates at the Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre at the opening ceremony.
The recipients included:
Glenda Ashby – service to Marine Rescue Point Danger
Carole Cohan – service to Meals on Wheels, Tweed VIEW Club and Fun Activities for Banora Seniors (FABS)
Merilyn Gilmore – service to numerous Tweed charities over more than 30 years
Ruth Philip – service to South Tweed Over 50s group
Irene Rainey – service to Tweed Valley Justice Association and work as a JP
Annie Simonds – service to Friends of the Gallery and Friends of the Pound
Alan Young – service to Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club
- Sue Breckenridge – service to Murwillumbah Farmers Market and small farmers (absent).
The audience was also treated to performances by the Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir and the Fasolati Community Choir.
There was also a repeat performance by Freddy and Lorraine reprising their popular Charleston dance routine – back by popular demand following their hit performance in 2021.