ABOVE: Junior Sportsperson of the Year Brayden Howlett with ambassador Mike Goldman on the Amphitheatre stage at Kyogle. Photo: Melissa Howlett
Kyogle Lions Club hosted the Australia Day event in Kyogle this year at the amphitheatre.
Lions president Tony Lickiss said it was an incredibly hot day.
“We were out in the 40 degree sunshine,” he said.
Numbers were down. Last year there was about 250 people, this year we had about 130 people braved the heat, he said.
The Kyogle Pool had free entry with a record number of 555 attending on the day.
Kyogle Lions Club put $1500 on the canteen so there were free refreshments. The club also paid for a DJ to spin some tunes poolside.
The ambassador for Australia Day was TV actor and presenter Mike Goldman.
Mayor Kylie Thomas conducted the citizenship ceremony welcoming two new Australian citizens.
The Australia Day award winners were:
Senior Citizen of the Year, Peter Constable
Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Brayden Howlett
Senior Student of the Year, Larni Ingram
Young Citizen of the Year, Oliver McCormick
Citizen of the Year, Lyndelle Saville
Congratulations to Jed Mulcahy who was also nominated for Junior Sportsperson.
Pamela Campbell from Geneva was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia – an OAM in the Australia Day Honours in Canberra.