PHOTOS: Gayndah celebrates local spirit at Aus Day Awards
Gayndah’s local legends were celebrated for their incredible contributions to the community this morning as the 2021 North Burnett Australia Day Awards were announced across the region.
Residents of the tight-knit town flocked to Gayndah Swimming Pool to watch on as seven of their neighbours received well deserved recognition across a diverse range of fields, including events, sport, and community service.
Here are Gayndah’s 2021 Australia Day Award recipients:
Junior Cultural Award: Lauren Trott
Senior Cultural Award: Rachel Koster
Junior Sports Award: Abbey Wilkinson
Senior Sports Award: Leroy Brown
Community Event of the Year: Gayndah Jockey Club
Volunteer of the Year: Russell Kemp
Young Citizen of the Year: Georgia Laidler
Citizen of the Year: John Zahl
Alongside the local awards, a number of regional awards recognised outstanding achievement and service to the community across the North Burnett. Two of these awards were presented to Gayndah’s own.
The 2021 North Burnett Citizen of the Year: John Zahl
The 2021 North Burnett Citizen of the Year: Georgia Laidler