Bunbury names citizens of the year

Lincoln BertelliSouth Western Times

BUNBURY named its citizens of the year at a ceremony this morning.

A big crowd made the most of Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell’s new shade sails on a hot morning.

Long-time volunteer Joyce McGinn was named the prestigious Citizen of the Year however she was not present to receive her award.

Newton Moore Senior High School’s 2016 head girl Luella Knuckey claimed Bunbury’s Young Citizen of the Year award.

Not-for-profit group South West Multicultural Festival earned the Community Group or Event of the Year title.

Bunbury Respect Inc was awarded the morning’s other honour, the Willcox Brown Perpetual Trophy.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan conducted the ceremony and acknowledged all of the award winners.

“I congratulate the worthy winners of these awards and all of the nominees who were recognised for their contribution to the city by other members of our community,” Mr Brennan said.

“It is the tireless work of people such as these that make our city a vibrant, diverse and progressive place to live and visit.”

The day’s festivities will continue with a number of events in Bunbury’s CBD this afternoon before a fireworks display at 8.30pm.

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