Monday, October 23, 2017

Giving the gift of cuisine

David Lee March 28, 2012
THE HEART OF GIVING… From left, Barbara Campbell from Mooroopna, Dawn Harrison from Shepparton, Rosemary Edwards and Josie Anderson from Mooroopna, Gerri Laws from Shepparton, Lyn Watters and Jeanette Lowndes also from Mooroopna. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.

THE HEART OF GIVING… From left, Barbara Campbell from Mooroopna, Dawn Harrison from Shepparton, Rosemary Edwards and Josie Anderson from Mooroopna, Gerri Laws from Shepparton, Lyn Watters and Jeanette Lowndes also from Mooroopna. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.

FOOD is a way to the heart and giving the gift of a well cooked meal to those within the community who are in need, is what the volunteers at the Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre’s Group Meals Program appreciate most about the service they provide.
While nominations are still open for the 2012 Greater Shepparton Volunteer Recognition awards, until March 30, the Greater Shepparton City Council are still seeking community input. Now with seven categories to be entered into including volunteer team, male volunteer, female volunteer, female and male youth volunteer (for people aged up to 25), rural volunteer (for towns with under 5,000 residents) and the recently added emergency volunteer of the year, there has never been a better time to nominate volunteers for their efforts.
Shepparton resident and volunteer for the Group Meals Program, Dawn Harrison said, “It’s great to be cooking for those who appreciate it so much. I love the people and really enjoy doing it.”
Nominations close Friday, March 30 with an awards presentation to be held during National Volunteer Week in May.
Nomination forms are available from council’s website www.greatershepparton.com.au, from Council’s Customer Service Counter, or by contacting Council’s Community Strengthening Officer, Michelle Latorre on 5832 9700.