Inspirational individuals and organisations have been honoured in The Barossa Council’s Australia Day Awards.
Citizen of the Year is Elizabeth Sibley of Angaston, who was recognised for her lifelong commitment to promoting community causes in Angaston and the wider Barossa.
Young Citizen of the Year is Cassandra Barker (Priest) of Mount Pleasant, who has used her talents to advance rural causes and her local community.
Community Event of the Year is the Barossa Disability Expo, which was a great example of collaboration and partnership in providing disability sector information to the community.
The winners will be acknowledged at Council’s Australia Day breakfast at Tanunda Show Hall on January 26 from 8.30am, which coincides with a citizenship ceremony.
Meritorious service certificates will also be presented to nominees in each category.
Australia Day Ambassador Lynn Hill will headline the celebration and speak about her role as founding member of the first Dragon Boat Racing Club for survivors of breast cancer in South Australia.
The event will also include family friendly entertainment including music, face painting and glitter tattooist.
The Barossa Council Mayor Bob Sloane congratulated both the winners and nominees, and acknowledged their outstanding service.
“One of the strengths of the Barossa community is the attitude and commitment of local people who are always willing to lend a hand and help out when required,” he said.
“Volunteers really are integral in our community and we value them and their incredible efforts and achievements highly.”
People can get a free breakfast ticket from any Council/library branch in the lead-up to the Australia Day celebrations.
To read about the winners click here