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Bogan Shire Seniors festival is on again for 2020

2019 Senior Citizen of the Year Sue Bourke with Tommy Ryan and Bogan Shire Mayor Ray Donald. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
2019 Senior Citizen of the Year Sue Bourke with Tommy Ryan and Bogan Shire Mayor Ray Donald. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

It's that time of year again when we recognise and celebrate the contribution senior citizens make to our community.

The annual Bogan Shire Seniors Week celebrations will take place from March 30 until April 3, with a full program of free activities for those 60-years-old and over.

Bogan Shire Council general manager Derek Francis said the week-long celebration is important to acknowledge the valuable contributions they make not only to their families, friends but the wider community.

"Whether it's through ongoing employment, caring for others, volunteering, grandparenting, cultural and sporting pursuits or preserving our history, our seniors continue to make their mark on our shire and the people who live in it," he said.

"Our Senior's Week events are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge this, and for them join with other people in friendship."

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The week will commence with a church service at St Marks Anglican Church (time TBC) followed by a morning tea.

On Thursday, April 2, the Bogan Shire Council will hold its annual Seniors Week Morning Tea at the Nyngan Town Hall.

...Our seniors continue to make their mark on our shire and the people who live in it.

Bogan Shire Council general manager, Derek Francis

The Nyngan high school hospitality class will cater for the event, and the Senior Citizen of the Year will be announced.

The Bogan Shire Council is also working on an entertainment program for the week with the Nyngan Bowling Club and the Nyngan RSL Club coming on board with Senior's Week activities.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Bogan Shire Senior Citizen of the Year, for residents who contribute to the community.

"There are many deserving people out there who should be recognised, but they need to be officially nominated for this to happen," Mr Francis said.

If you know of any citizen of the Bogan Shire Council, aged 60 or over, who deserves recognition for what they do for our community please consider nominating them so their efforts can be fully appreciated.

Nomination forms are available at the shire front office and at the Library.

This is a free event for all senior citizens, so please come along for this very special event on the annual calendar.