St John Ambulance Molong Cadets organised their own ceremony this year.
Usually the service is presented by the NSW Governor in the great hall at the University of Sydney, however COVID restrictions brought about a change of plans.
At the Molong awards ceremony, Julie Dean was presented with the 2nd and 3rd bars for her service medal for 20 and 25 years of voluntary service.
Charlotte Cassell was not able to attend but she was awarded the first bar for her service medal.
Elizabeth Newstead received an Eternity Award for more than 30 years and 6000 voluntary hours of service.
Kerry Burchett was awarded Central West Adult Volunteer of the Year. Mrs Burchett will now go to the next level as a nominee for the state award in December.
Volunteer Awards from the Centre for Volunteering NSW were presented to young volunteers Ashton Arokiaswamy, Jocelyn Behan, Taylah Bliss, Claire Cremona, Mia Fitzsimmons, Dakota O'Keefe, Jazmin Pietrzak, Jade Kirk and Annalise Livermore.
Adult volunteer nominees were Deborah Lytton, Elizabeth Newstead, John Burchett, Les Dean and Julie Dean.
First year service stars were presented to: Claire Cremona, Abigail Oliver and Jazmin Pietrzak.
Second year service stars were presented to: Taylah Bliss and Mia Fitzsimmons.
Annalise Livermore received a third year service bar and Jade Kirk received a nine year service bar.
Recognition was also made to those who have supported St John Ambulance Molong Cadet Division.
A plaque was presented to Adrian LoFaro on behalf of Cadia Mine to acknowledge an $8200 donation that enabled the purchase of a shelter for patients and volunteers to use during community events.
Mrs Burchett and Jade Kirk received a certificate to recognise a federal government small equipment grant, which funded the purchase of four new manikins and two laptops to help with the first aid training and administration of the division.
A donation by the Rural Fire Service from Cumnock was also recognised.
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