Seniors of the Year honoured at annual luncheon

Date published: 24 August 2018

Two local residents have been recognised with Senior of the Year awards for their outstanding contributions to the community.

Lynette Derry and Fred Sacroug were presented the awards at the Townsville City Council’s annual Seniors Luncheon at Townsville Stadium yesterday.

Mrs Derry has been named the Townsville Female Senior of the Year for her involvement with eight local community, sporting and volunteer organisations and the substantial amount of time she dedicates to these groups each month.

Mr Sacroug has been named the Townsville Male Senior of the Year in recognition of his tireless contributions to the Townsville Hospital Foundation, where he volunteers more than 30 hours of time each month working at the Front Information Desk, driving the Courtesy Buggies and assisting with photography for a number of events.

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Councillor Colleen Doyle announced the winners at the annual Seniors Luncheon at Townsville Stadium.

“Seniors play such a valuable role in our community giving up their time to help community and sporting groups, organisations and individuals to deliver programs, events and just generally keep the wheels turning,” Cr Doyle said.

“Our community greatly benefits from their selfless and tireless work and it is our honour to be able to recognise and celebrate our senior residents each year.”

The Townsville City Council Senior Awards have been designed to provide public thanks to the quiet achieving seniors who give so much to our city.