Some of Gunnedah’s highest achievers were recognised at the Australia Day Awards dinner held on Sunday night.
The event at the Town Hall marked the start of the shire’s long weekend festivities and attracted a large crowd.
Emcee Michael Ruff kicked off the proceedings with the introduction of Gunnedah Australia Day ambassador, Peter Berner.
GALLERY: Gunnedah Australia Day Awards dinner Cheryl Sharman takes out the Citizen of the Year Award (40 years +).
Garry Dunkley from Curlewis took out the Community Achievement Award. He is pictured with Australia Day Committee Chair Cr Steve Smith
Grace Turner was presented the Young Citizen Award (21 years and under) by Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson.
Gunnedah HACC MSO Volunteers won the Max and Mikie Maas Good Neighbour Award.
Gunnedah Australia Day ambassador Peter Berner pictured with the winner of the Eve Turner Perpetual Trophy, Harold Hills.
Gunnedah Historial Society was presented with the Cultural Award. Pictured are Marie Hobson, left, Ron McLean, Val Fearby and Cr Owen Hasler.
Winner of the Citizen Award 21-40 years, Ainslie Burgess, pictured with Gunnedah Australia Day ambassador Peter Berner.
Best Decorated Table was won by Gunnedah High School.
Crystal Neil was presented the Ossie and Beryl Campbell Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award, by Marie Hobson.
Gunnedah Citizen of the Year Cheryl Sharman prepares to cut the cake with ambassador Peter Berner.
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