Hundreds of Grenfell residents enjoyed the warm morning in Taylor Park to mark the start of Australia Day.
Those present enjoyed a barbecue courtesy of the Grenfell Rotary Club and also tucked into damper courtesy of the Grenfell CWA ladies before enjoying the Australia Day address from the town’s Australia Day ambassador Sandra Ireson.
Peter Mitton was later named Grenfell’s Citizen of the Year and Meryl Hunter the town’s Senior Citizen of the year.
Accepting the honour Peter thanked the other nominees, Andrew Hooper and Leann Logan.
“I’d just like to thank my family,” Peter said.
“They’re probably the backbone, because they support me so that I can go to all of these events.
“Thank you, I’m lost for words,” Peter said.
Peter works tirelessly behind the scenes of many organisations and has done so for many years.
Peter has volunteered his time and PA system equipment for the past 19 years to provide sound for the following community events:
The Henry Lawson Festival, Saturday, Poetry Reading & Guinea Pig Races; Anzac Day and Remembrance Day; Australia Day; Grenfell Picnic Races; Grenfell Jockey Club Races; Grenfell Show; Bribbaree Show; Grenfell Goldfest and; Grenfell Dramatic Society.
Peter has volunteered at a number of fundraising activities for Grenfell Primary School P&C and also volunteers at the Grenfell Tennis Quiz Night.
Peter has previously been a member of The Henry Lawson High School P&C for 2 years.
Peter has also been President of the Grenfell Rugby club and is currently the Secretary for the U14’s Coach of Grenfell Junior Rugby Union Club, he is also President of the Grenfell Historic Society.