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Nominations Open for 2018 Australia Day Awards

The unsung heroes of the Moree Plains are set to be recognised in this year’s Australia Day Awards for the Moree Plains, with Council calling for nominations.

Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries encouraged residents to support the 2018 awards and nominate individuals and groups that have made a significant contribution to the Shire.

“Community groups and volunteers are the backbone of our Shire and vastly improve the liveability of our region with their tireless efforts.

“The process for nominating a group or individual is fast and simple, yet can make a real difference to the person or group that is nominated, as far too often their contributions to our wonderful community are not duly acknowledged,” said Cr Humphries.

Nominations can be made in the following categories: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event/Group of the Year, Sports Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer Group/sport Group of the Year, and a new category of Environmental Citizen of the Year which has been added to the list for 2018.

Nominations forms are available from Council’s customer service offices in Moree, Mungindi and Boggabilla, at the Moree Big Sky Library, HERE or by contacting Moree Lions Club on (02) 6752 1226. The 2018 Australia Day Award nominations are open until 5pm on 7 January 2019 and should be sent to Moree Lions Club, PO Box 119, Moree.

The winners of each category will be announced on Australia Day. Keep an eye on Council’s website and Facebook page for more Moree Plains Australia Day awards and event information.

 

 

Summer Reading Club Returns to Moree Community Library

With summer holidays almost upon us, the Moree Community Library is primed to help take pressure off parents with a raft of activities to keep young ones entertained.

The national Summer Reading Club has returned to Moree Community Library. The 2018 theme, Curious Creatures, encourages eager young readers to discover new worlds as they explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures through a range of interactive activities available in libraries and online.

Summer Reading Club activity packs for preschool, primary, and secondary school aged children are currently available to collect at Moree Community Library. Each pack contains an activity booklet, reading log, and an invitation to the Summer Reading Club Curious Creatures dress-up party

The Summer Reading Club party will be held on Wednesday 30th January at 3:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed Curious Creature and for the most reading logs completed in the summer holidays. RSVP by Monday 21st January, notifying staff of any food allergies.

Moree Community Library will also have several programs running throughout the month of January for children of all ages, which will touch on the Curious Creatures theme:

• Tinker Table is back on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30am from January 7th to 30th, suitable for children aged 4+.

• Word Up is also running again as a 90-minute program on Tuesdays at 10:30am from January 8th – 29th, suitable for ages 7+.

• Saturday Club, a new program design to give children a taste of the Library’s afterschool programs, will start on January 5th at 11:00am.

• The Library will also be screening movies on Fridays, fortnightly: January 4th (Small Foot - PG), 18th (Slender Man –M), and February 1st (Incredibles 2 – PG).

Adults won’t be missing out on the fun either, with Knit & Natter running on Monday January 7th & 21st at 2:00pm, and the new Colouring Club for adults on Thursdays at 3:00pm from January 10th – 31st.

 

For more information on the holiday programs at Moree Community Library, please contact 6757 3374 or visit www.bsl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/

 

 

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