Taree businessman wins electorate seniors award

TAREE Camera House owner, Alan Small has won the business category of the 2014 Myall Lakes Seniors Week local achievement awards.

The awards were presented by member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead during the 2014 Myall Lakes Seniors Week Concert series.

Other recipients were:

* Max Townsend of Wingham Outreach Group for "intergenerational understanding" - active involvement with schools, colleges or community centres and passing on their passion for topics such as history, gardening or craft

* Narelle Collins representing Taree Lungnet Support Group for "health and wellbeing", paying tribute to seniors who are fit and fabulous in mind, body and spirit and where the recipient is active in sport and fitness

* Forster-Tuncurry University of the Third Age for "lifelong learning", recognising the continual pursuit for knowledge in senior years and is for senior academics, students and those involved in the development of educational programs

* Robyn Shaw for her work with Great Lakes MS Group for "community service", recognising those who dedicate their efforts, time and energy towards community projects and charities

Mr Bromhead told an audience of more than 700 people at each of the concerts in both Forster and Taree that all nominees and the recipients are outstanding members of the community.

"It is a highlight of my year to be able to acknowledge the people who contribute so much and provide a fine example to others, no matter what their age may be," he said.

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