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Community Champion - Eleanor Issacs

Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:11): I rise today to speak about the community awards that I held in my electorate just recently.

I did this last year and again this year. It is a great opportunity to recognise people who do great work in our local area but who often go unrecognised. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the people who received awards on the night.

I would also like to thank Innes Patritti and the wonderful Patritti family because we held the function at their cellar door. It was a great evening for the Wingard Winter Warmer. We had the support of the Patritti family and their beautiful wines. I will talk more about them later, but a big thank you to them. 

The first winner I would like to acknowledge was Mrs Eleanor Isaacs from Woodcroft, who brought along her husband, Dennis. She was nominated by Debra Black. Eleanor has volunteered at Reynella Primary School for at least two days a week for more than 10 years. She is there come rail, hail or shine.

After Eleanor's husband became ill, she moved into a retirement home and she continued to come every Monday and Wednesday. The school community would be lost without her, and she makes muffins for three schools in the community, if you can believe it. To add to that, she is in her 80s, so it was great to see her recognised with one of our community awards. 

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