February 16th, 2022Civic ceremony
HEPBURN Shire Council hosted its annual Australia Day Eve to welcome new citizens and announce community award winners.
The council welcomed eight new citizens and presented the 2022 Hepburn Shire Community Award Winners for 2022 at a ceremony at the Hepburn Springs Sound Shell.
The winner of the Community Event of the Year was Feast on Fraser Street/Christmas in Clunes organised by Clunes Neighbourhood House with coordinator Deb Bright accepting the award.
Young Citizen of the Year went to Katie Topp. Katie, who lives in Hepburn Springs, is completing an internship at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, and is a volunteer with Riding for the Disabled Daylesford.
Citizen of the Year went to Danny Moynihan, pictured with his family. Danny has served the wider community in many roles over the past 37 years, involved in at least 24 community organisations and causes including Daylesford Girl Guides, Daylesford Scouts, White Ribbon, ChillOut, Hepburn Regional Community Cheer and Daylesford’s Agricultural Show.
Life membership award for services to Town Crying and the Community went to Philip Greenbank. The award was presented by the council on behalf of the Australasian Guild of Town Criers.
Top, from left, Ballarat MP Catherine King, Mayor Tim Drylie, Danny Moynihan, Clunes Neighbourhood House coordinator Deb Bright, Katie Topp and Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas.
Above, Mayor Tim Drylie, second from far right, welcomes the eight new Australian citizens