While people were stirring from their slumber on Tuesday, December 5 something was afoot.
In the distance cars were gathering at the sleepy Elgin Hall to celebrate International Volunteers’ Day.
More than 100 volunteers from across the Shire of Capel were arriving to enjoy the celebration, many who enjoyed the buffet breakfast.
As volunteers entered the Hall, a smiling usher who set the tone of enjoyment and banter greeted them.
The Elgin Hall was buzzing with joviality, from people rekindling friendships and forming new networks.
Toni Steinbrenner and Win Savage gave a presentation on the Capel CWA and their recent SHOUT Retro Blast.
Michael Tichbon gave a heart-warming speech when he was presented with a WA Volunteer Service Award for twenty-five or more years of service to the Capel Land Conservation District Committee.
The Department of Communities, the Capel Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank and the Shire of Capel proudly supported the Shire’s Outstanding Volunteers’ Breakfast, with the aim of honouring valuable members of service groups, sporting bodies and community groups for their dedicated community involvement.