67 local heroes awarded on Day of Thanksgiving

Danny Sullivan and Batman

Danny Sullivan and Batman

The second annual National Day of Thanksgiving, Gosford, was held on May 31 in Kibble Park.

The event began with a free family fun day with something for everyone including free rides and kid’s activities, live entertainment and barbeque. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the unsung heroes in the community who have made a meaningful contribution to community through their work, through acts of service or acts of heroism and to recognise them with a local hero award. The theme of the day was `super heroes’ and word spread as far as Gotham City with even Batman making an appearance to congratulate award recipients.

This year 67 local heroes were awarded from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages including NSW police personnel, fire fighters, bus drivers, youth and community service workers and general members of the community. The local heroes were presented with a Certificate of Honour with an array of local dignitaries attending the presentation to encourage, support and give their thanks to award recipients. The event was hosted by Liberty Family Church with the support of Gosford Council.

Liberty Family Church Senior Pastor Ps Kim Jones said:”Honour is the key to City transformation.” “It is important that we acknowledge our heroes and honour them for what they do. “It is encouraging to see this event so embraced by the community. “With double the nominations and double the attendance this year, we are really looking forward to growing this celebration further in 2015.”

Media release, 2 Jun 2014
Deborah Warwick,
National Day of Thanksgiving