Gold Star Presentation and Awards Evening
|Photo: Trev Faulkner|
Picton volunteer firefighters were recognized for their dedication and commitment to a challenging role, in an awards ceremony held on Sat 7 July. A stunning line up of fully uniformed brigade members formed a guard of honour to welcome Gold Star Award recipient Raymond McKay, who arrived in style with his family, in a historical fire engine.
Many locals were awarded service medals for varying lengths of time in the brigade, including Raynor Henson, who achieved his 2 Year Gold Bar for 57 years with the fire service.
Willie Abel, who works at DOC, was awarded not only his 2 Year Silver Bar, he also received the Long Service Good Conduct Medal and the UFBA Life Honorary Medal, for his 15 years in the service.
The literal ‘Gold Star’ of the evening was Ray. Once he had received his 25-year Gold Star and awards from various associations from Region 4, the group witnessed a slide show of important features of his life over the last 25 years. His family, wife Mary and daughter Stephanie, were also recognised for the much needed support they have given Ray to enable him to serve.
See issue 313 for the full story.
Other Stories in this Issue:
- Captain's Table and Letters to the editor
- Seaport News: Current Headlines
- St John Mass Casualty Training Event
- Picton Marine Brokers Tide Tables
- Star Divas Dance Class
- Former Secretary General of the NZ Olympic Committee lives in Picton
- The Social Editors go to Whisky Night at Seumus's
- RSA Jam Session
- Kenepuru Campsites Getting an Upgrade
- Kaipupu Shop Open Day
- The cut out guide of Seaport Happenings and Le Cafe Seaport Sessions
- Reflections from Picton Museum: The Grove Track
- Library Lines
- Writer's Corner: This week a story by Leo Schmidt, age 6
- Sailing Dinner and Olympic Pin Presentation
- Hector's Dolphin Day
- Marlborough Needs Mentors - Project K
- The i20 - it's the best of Hyundai, distilled
- Scoop's Sport with Sam Swain
- Picton Woman Makes the Cut Nationally
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