COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

THE dedication, commitment and pride of a number of local residents in representing the Bathurst community has been recognised by the State Government.

Bathurst MP Paul Toole held a special presentation at the iconic Machattie Park Rotunda on Monday (October 23) to formally acknowledge these special citizens.

He said Christopher Morgan from the historic Abercrombie House received a Community Service Award for his outstanding contribution to the community.

“Christopher is truly a great ambassador for all that’s good about the wider Bathurst region,” Mr Toole said. “His promotion of tourism and the rich history the region boasts cannot be under estimated.”

Mr Toole said NSW Seniors’ Festival Local Achievement Awards were presented to Roland Auguszczak for his involvement in music, as well as to “Odd Job Men” Brian Cowan and Mark Ryan.

“The Odd Job Men, all members of Perthville’s Uniting Church, do round-the-house jobs and each year nominate a charity for which they raise funds,” Mr Toole said.

“I was also proud to recognise the achievements of local Dragon Boat team members Shona Stewart and Megan O’Farrell on selection to represent NSW in the 2017 Dragon Boat Championships,” he said.