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Seniors Week 2018 | Photos

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Seniors Week 2018 | Photos

  • Three of the four Bogan Shire Seniors week nominees, Codge McCarthy, Steve Read and Annie Quarmby.

  • Students from Nyngan High served at the Bogan Shire Council Seniors week morning tea. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

    Students from Nyngan High served at the Bogan Shire Council Seniors week morning tea. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

  • Nyngan High School students Olivia Ashton and Harley Yeomans.

    Nyngan High School students Olivia Ashton and Harley Yeomans.

  • St Joseph's students entertaining the seniors after church.

    St Joseph's students entertaining the seniors after church.

  • Three generations Hope Fishpool, Saranna Fisk and Wendy Clissold.

    Three generations Hope Fishpool, Saranna Fisk and Wendy Clissold.

  • Val Pahlow, Noelle Gibson and Kate Moxham caught up after the Seniors Week church service.

    Val Pahlow, Noelle Gibson and Kate Moxham caught up after the Seniors Week church service.

  • Councillor Graham Jackson and BSC Senior Citizen nominee Codge McCarthy at the Seniors week morning tea.

    Councillor Graham Jackson and BSC Senior Citizen nominee Codge McCarthy at the Seniors week morning tea.

  • Enjoying morning tea after the Seniors Week church service were Vernette Gibson, Hazel Griffiths and Glad Eldridridge with St Joseph's student Jasmine Bourke.

    Enjoying morning tea after the Seniors Week church service were Vernette Gibson, Hazel Griffiths and Glad Eldridridge with St Joseph's student Jasmine Bourke.

  • Fallon McLelland and Amber Bates from Nyngan High School helped serve at the Bogan Shire Seniors week morning tea.

    Fallon McLelland and Amber Bates from Nyngan High School helped serve at the Bogan Shire Seniors week morning tea.

  • Keith White and sister Annie Quarmby with St Josephs students after the Seniors Week Church Service.

    Keith White and sister Annie Quarmby with St Josephs students after the Seniors Week Church Service.

  • Joint Senior Citizen of the Year Annie Quarmby.

    Joint Senior Citizen of the Year Annie Quarmby.

  • Mary Bodycott and her mum Molly Thompson with students Erica Smith, Carly Waterhouse and Holly Smith after the Seniors week church service.

    Mary Bodycott and her mum Molly Thompson with students Erica Smith, Carly Waterhouse and Holly Smith after the Seniors week church service.

  • Belle Macdougall and Anne Waterhouse helped cater for the Seniors Week morning tea after the church service.

    Belle Macdougall and Anne Waterhouse helped cater for the Seniors Week morning tea after the church service.

Two much loved members of the Nyngan community, Annie Quarmby and Patricia “Bay” Lovett, were announced as the Bogan Shire Senior Citizens of the Year during the Seniors Week celebrations last week.

Bogan Shire mayor Ray Donald presented Ms Quarmby with her award at a morning tea held in the Nyngan Town Hall. Ms Lovett was unfortunately unable to attend the presentation but will be recognised in the near future.

Ms Quarmby is known for her happy and obliging disposition. She volunteers at the Nyngan Museum where she ensures everything is always “ship shape” and visitors are always made to feel welcome. Ms Quarmby also helps with “Meals on Wheels” and “Days for Girls” and has played the organ at the Uniting Church for many years.

Similarly MS Lovett has made a diverse contribution to the local community. She has been a much loved foster carer for many, a girl guide leader for over 30 years, an active member of the Nyngan CWA, View Club, the Uniting and Baptist churches and has helped for many years with Meals on Wheels, Wrap with Love and the Nyngan Museum.

The other nominees were Colin “Codge” McCarthy and Steve Read, who are also tireless contributors to the local community.

Steve Read has worked tirelessly as president of the Nyngan Bowling Club, often doing stints behind the bar or as greenkeeper before and after work. He has helped co-ordinate many charity days at the club to raise money for charitable causes. Steve is currently ringmaster at the Nyngan Show, and for many years has used his musical talent to entertain. He and his mum Doreen have also given many hours to maintaining the grounds of the Nyngan Anglican Church.

Colin “Codge” McCarthy is the vital cog in the wheel at the Mid State Shearing Museum, welcoming visitors and overseeing the upkeep of the display. He also gives his time with Meals on Wheels and the Nyngan Golf Club.

All four nominees were recognised with gifts at the Seniors week morning tea.

Other Seniors week celebrations included a combined church service, hosted by Father Paul at St Patricks Church, and followed by a morning tea in the McKillop Hall. The stage three students at St Josephs School played a part in the Mass celebrating their elders, and later singing to them at the morning tea.

Popular Nyngan performer Royden Donoghue put on a concert in the grounds of the Mick Glennie Hostel for all members of the community.

Wednesday hosted a bingo afternoon at the Nyngan RSL club, and on Friday residents were treated to an open day at the Nyngan Museum.

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