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Local Hero Award

This annual award recognises residents who make outstanding contributions to our community - people who give up their own time for the benefit of others and for our community as a whole.

Each year we call for nominations in the lead up to National Volunteers Week - usually held in May - and announce our winners at a celebratory ceremony at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden.

2019 Local Hero: Janine Halasz

Tilba community stalwart Janine Halasz was named the 2019 Eurobodalla Local Hero at the annual awards at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden on Thursday 5 May.

In the nomination submitted for Mrs Halasz, she was described as an enthusiastic fundraiser, a driving force in the Tilba CWA, a dedicated member of the Central Tilba School of Arts Trust, and the founding member of a knitting group that produced not only items for charity, but lasting friendships.

Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes presented the award and paid tribute to all 31 Local Hero nominees.

Finalists in the award were Bernard Basevi, who was heavily involved in the development of Muddy Puddles in Batemans Bay and a volunteer for St Bernard’s Catholic Church, Red Rose Charity House volunteer, and Carolyn Harding, who has campaigned for years for a Batemans Bay indoor aquatic centre and volunteered for Carroll College canteen, the Batemans Bay Basketball Association and raising funds for Snowy Hydro SouthCare.


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