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Volunteer night attracts big crowd

Thursday, 13th May, 2010

Long-time volunteers Amelia Butler and Margaret Wilson enjoyed the night Long-time volunteers Amelia Butler and Margaret Wilson enjoyed the night

Tribute was paid to local volunteers on Tuesday evening with a dinner and presentation at the Entertainment Centre.

Among others, about 300 volunteers representing 59 organisations attended the event. Guests heard from Broken Hill’s Young Citizen of the Year Jusara Caple, Citizen of the Year Joyce Scobie and Inspector Ian Dickson.

Kevin “Snake” Lovis entertained guests with some cheeky performance poetry. A video presentation of volunteers in action showed the contribution volunteers make to all facets of Broken Hill life. Mrs Scobie spoke to the audience about her life as a volunteer. Community involvement started at a young age for Mrs Scobie who raised money for the Junior Red Cross. She was involved also with the Girl Guides and Scouts as well as Rotary.

She later became a nurse and worked at the Adelaide Repatriation Hospital and in the tuberculosis ward at the Broken Hill Base Hospital. Mrs Scobie has helped Meals on Wheels and been involved in the Royal Flying Doctor Auxiliary.

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