Flinders Shire Council is inviting the Hughenden and district community to its Australia Day activities.
Mayor Jane McNamara said Australia Day 2021 was an important opportunity for the Flinders Shire to reflect on the challenges of the past year, respect the sacrifices and contributions of those who responded in a time of need and celebrate being together and being Australian.
"Australia Day 2021 is a day for us to respect and thank the first responders and frontline workers who worked through fire, flood and pandemic to protect life and property, to support their communities and to keep our nation going," Cr McNamara said.
"It is also a day on which we respect and share the stories, histories and contributions of everyday Australians, because we're all part of the story of Australia."
Ross McKinnon will be the shire's Australia Day Ambassador.
Mr McKinnon is the retired curator-in-charge of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha after 41 years and he looks forward to connecting with community members and groups and sharing stories with other keen gardeners.
The Citizenship and Award Ceremony will be at 10am to noon at the Diggers Entertainment Centre, Hughenden with a free morning tea, Citizenship Ceremony and announcement of local award winners.
Registrations are essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/citizenship-and-award-ceremony-tickets-132350508935?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
It will be followed by Australia Day by the Lake from 4pm to 7pm at the Hughenden Recreational Lake
There will be entertainment, children's amusements, water activities with food and drink on sale.
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