Passion for Bright recognised

CELEBRATING Australia Day on Monday, (from left) Matt, Hollii, Jaide and Louise Hunter joined in the festivities at Jubilee Park. Locals were treated to the usual Australia Day breakfast with bacon and egg rolls, sausages, orange juice and tea and coffee supplied by the Rotary Club of Myrtleford while local musician Daryl Mummery and young singer Maddison Evans entertained the crowd.

HUNDREDS made their way to the Alpine Shire Council offices to grab a free breakfast and a spot on the lawn for the Australia Day Community Awards last Monday.

The Rotary Club of Bright was on hand once again to provide free breakfast for folks in attendance and Paul Gibbs entertained the crowd before the official ceremony began.

Alpine Shire Council mayor Jan Vonarx said Australia Day is a time to recognise the achievement of people who give their time and resources to make communities special.

“Congratulations to everyone who received an award, and to all those nominated,” she said.

The Bright and District Local Achiever of the Year was Ron Cherry, who was unable to make the awards ceremony due to ill health.

Mr Cherry received the award for his efforts in relocating the Bright Golf Course from its home in Toorak Avenue to the Back Porepunkah Road.

His dedication and persistence to the community’s vision for new and improved golfing facilities culminated in the re-establishment of the golf course in its current location after many years of complex negotiation with the relative government departments.

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