Congratulations to two Great Southern locals who have made a tremendous contribution to the community through volunteering!
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia joined Volunteering Minister Mick Murray to present awards to eight volunteers who have volunteered for one organisation for 45 years or more.
Margaret Evans, of Gledhow, and Linda Leighton, of Albany have been acknowledged for their volunteer work at the Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company.
Both performers, Mrs Evans has volunteered as costume designer and director, while Mrs Leighton has volunteered for 54 years as costume designer, and in front of house and executive positions.
International Volunteer Day events have been held across Western Australia, including 42 events supported by grants of up to $1000 from the McGowan Government.