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Horsham celebrates ‘lucky country’ on Australia Day

HONOUR: Horsham East Rotary Club president Penny Flynn collects the Community Event of the Year award for Tri State Games, Young Citizen of the Year Dalton Cross and citizens of the year Russell and Libby Peucker with their awards after a Horsham Rural City Council Australia Day ceremony.Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

HONOUR: Horsham East Rotary Club president Penny Flynn collects the Community Event of the Year award for Tri State Games, Young Citizen of the Year Dalton Cross and citizens of the year Russell and Libby Peucker with their awards after a Horsham Rural City Council Australia Day ceremony.Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

BY SARAH SCULLY
Horsham’s Australia Day ambassador Aris Imbardelli believes luck has nothing to do with this nation becoming known as the ‘lucky country’.
“It was hard work, it was sacrifice, it was persistence, it was assisting one another, and it was being part of a community and not an individual,” he said.
“We might be lucky, but we make our own luck – and we need to continue to do that.”
Mr Imbardelli addressed the hundreds of people who gathered to celebrate Australia Day at Horsham Soundshell yesterday morning.
The long-serving RACV Club general manager spoke about the important role volunteers played in the community and urged people not to take them for granted.
Three hard-working volunteers were honoured with citizen of the year awards.
Mayor Heather Phillips presented Burnt Creek couple Russell and Libby Peucker with a joint citizen of the year award, while Horsham Agricultural Society vice-president Dalton Cross collected the young citizen of the year accolade.
Mr Peucker said he and his wife considered themselves two little teeth on a cog – they could not get much done by themselves, but with supportive people behind them, they could achieve great things.
“We’ve always been part of bigger committees,” he said.
“It has been a joy to work with the people we have met along the way. You don’t always get what you want, but occasionally you have a win, which makes it worth it.”
Mr Cross said it was impossible to achieve community awards without a significant amount of help along the way.
Horsham’s community event of the year epitomised the importance of community groups, organisations, service clubs and volunteers joining forces.

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