Gifford Families Facebook group ran an awards competition this week, to do something positive to celebrate our ‘community spirit’. Amongst all the giving people we are lucky to have in our community, I am pleased to announce we had two Garvald winners, Penny Short and Hazel Clark, and several other Garvald residents were nominated: Barrie Ash, Alastair Kerr and Liz Leckie. Well done to all of the winners and nominees!
Here’s the WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT:
GIFFORD’S SHINING LIGHTS COMPETITION
To celebrate the amazing folks in our area we asked you to nominate people with COMMUNITY SPIRIT or those who have done something KIND, recently or in the past.
A judging panel representing different areas within the Yester Primary School catchment got together to choose some of the stand-out nominations and match them with a token of thanks provided by our fabulous local businesses and people. We want to mention outstanding businesses though they are not eligible for a gift.
Obviously there aren’t enough thank you gifts to go round as we live in such a giving community, so here’s a BIG public THANK YOU to all those who do whatever they can to support friends, neighbours and the community. Whether it be the little things or huge commitments, work done publicly or under the radar – they all make a difference and are greatly appreciated by those you help.
And the Winners are…!
- YESTER DAIRY
Outstanding Community Contributions:
- JAMIE KELMAN (Longnewton)
- NEV KILKENNY (Sheriffside)
- PENNY SHORT (Garvald)
- LIZ STEWART (Gifford)
- CARRIE MURRAY (Gifford)
- DAVE GRIFFITHS (Gifford)
Young Citizens Award:
ALISTAIR PURVES (Gifford) who last year, while aged only 12, helped an injured resident who had fallen off his bike and broken 5 ribs. Alistair got to the scene first and put him into recovery position while waiting for emergency services to attend.
Long Service Awards:
- RITA BUCHAN (Gifford)
- HELEN BANKS (Gifford)
- HAZEL CLARK (Garvald)
- JOE AND JEANIE CLARKE (Gifford)
- KIM WHITE (Gifford)
- ELISE BROWN
- DAWN HOLMES
- GERRY MOORE (Gifford)
- GARY BLYTH (Gifford)