Christmas wreaths ode to volunteers
A total of 40 Christmas wreaths have been installed within Armadale’s CBD complementing a host of decorations around the City, and designed to acknowledge a handful of the many volunteers who have contributed to the community during 2017.
One such volunteer is last year’s Active Citizen of the Year Ben Boekholt who was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award in January as he gives tirelessly to community organisations including Salvation Army Fire and Emergency Relief, the Armadale Lions Club, Foodbank, Armadale Police Rangers, Armadale Neighbourhood Watch, Armadale Rotary.
Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP said the City of Armadale is so fortunate to have many volunteers who give their time to various community organisations during the year, and the Christmas wreaths initiatives is one way we can acknowledge their efforts.
“Active community members brings the heart and soul to the place that we love to live and that travellers love to visit. As a Council, we are fortunate to have so many local volunteers supporting the many community and emergency services and helping to make Armadale great. We believe it is important for other residents to know their face and name, so all volunteer efforts in the community can be acknowledged.”
“Ben is one of many volunteers who support our efforts during the year, and he is a wonderful role model to the young people of our City,” Mayor Zelones said.
The wreaths and the City’s Christmas decorations will on display from now until early new year.
“If you have time over the festive season, go and see the wreaths to see some of the many local volunteers who support this community during the year,” Mayor Zelones said.
For community members wanting to find out more about the many volunteering roles available in the community contact Armadale Volunteer Services on 9394 5000.