Lyn Moore has been celebrated as Moree Plains Shire’a Senior Citizen of the Year for 2024.

Lyn has served the community through her long career of roughly 28 years at the Moree residential aged care facility Whiddon, formally known as Fairview.

Having grown up in the area Lyn was familiar with local families, allowing her to give her personal touch when working with the residents.

With a willingness to volunteer where possible, from either serving you food/drinks through the local Lions Club, to her time at St Vinnie’s sorting through kindly gifted donations to serving the customers on front counter, always giving her time and energy to uplift those around her.

Mayor Mark Johnson said it is always a pleasure to attend the Seniors Citizens luncheon, with a pleasing number of nominations for the Senior Citizen of the Year accolade.

“We thank Lyn for her dedicated time to the community,” Cr Johnson said.

“Congratulations to our other nominees, Darryl Bird, David Roberts, Dawn McMahon, Geoff Dunlop, Henry Trow, Jock Jones, Kerry Cassells, Lorraine Bartel, Madonna McInnes, Michael McNamara, Nelly Jones, Sylvia Macey and Tommy Cain, for their unwavering and invaluable contribution to our shire.

“Council has had the opportunity to congratulate many of our honourable Senior Citizens in the plains, due to the remarkable people in this community who serve as shining examples for the generations to come.

“Over the past five years we have had the honour of awarding the following recipients, 2023 – Sylvia Broderick, 2022 – Carolyn Osmond, 2021 – Connie Potts, 2020 – no awards due to COVID-19, and 2019 – Aunty Mary Swan.

“I would love to see the nomination numbers grow each year, as we certainly have many people who make immeasurable impact to this place, the Moree Plains which we call home.”

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