AUSTRALIA DAY: Norma our Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year Norma Fisher with Australia Day ambassador Krystal Barter.
Citizen of the Year Norma Fisher with Australia Day ambassador Krystal Barter.
Debbie and Kristy Taylor get into the Aussie spirit.

Debbie and Kristy Taylor get into the Aussie spirit.

The Quota ladies served up a scrumptious Aussie breakfast.

The Quota ladies served up a scrumptious Aussie breakfast.

Kerrie Cameron with her Aussie-theme sun protection.

Kerrie Cameron with her Aussie-theme sun protection.

Susan and Carl Brunton get in on the Australia Day theme.

Susan and Carl Brunton get in on the Australia Day theme.

Barbara and John Ikin dressed in their Aussie regalia.

Barbara and John Ikin dressed in their Aussie regalia.

NORMA Fisher is the 2014 Gloucester Citizen of the Year.

An emotional Mrs Fisher spoke of her love for the Gloucester community when receiving her award at Sunday’s Australia Day ceremony and breakfast in Billabong Park.

“I’m so overwhelmed. I don’t know what to say,” she said.

“Our community truly is the best of the best.”

Mrs Fisher also received the NSW Community Service Award at the ceremony.

Presented by Upper Hunter MP George Souris, the award recognised Mrs Fisher’s immense contribution to indigenous support services in Gloucester as well as her work with the Tidy Towns committee and other groups.

Abbey Seale rescues some escaping balloons.

Abbey Seale rescues some escaping balloons.

Norma Fisher received the NSW Community Service Award from Upper Hunter MP George Souris.

Norma Fisher received the NSW Community Service Award from Upper Hunter MP George Souris.

Louise and Nola Osmond sport matching Aussie T-shirts.

Louise and Nola Osmond sport matching Aussie T-shirts.

Australia Day ambassador Krystal Barter.

Australia Day ambassador Krystal Barter.

Colouring-in competition winner Anita Jackson with her winning entry.

Colouring-in competition winner Anita Jackson with her winning entry.

Jo Radford with her twins Evaena and Nathan.

Jo Radford with her twins Evaena and Nathan.

Young Rustandi and Alex Wilson from Gloucester Pharmacy for their award for winning the Australia Day shop display (large).

Young Rustandi and Alex Wilson from Gloucester Pharmacy for their award for winning the Australia Day shop display (large).

Madison, Gavin and Mitchell Rattenbury from Moree enjoy the celebrations at Billabong Park.

Madison, Gavin and Mitchell Rattenbury from Moree enjoy the celebrations at Billabong Park.

Sharee and Ernie Abeysekera from Harvey World Travel with their runners-up award for the Australia Day shop display (large).

Sharee and Ernie Abeysekera from Harvey World Travel with their runners-up award for the Australia Day shop display (large).

Gloucester Rotary Club members John Faull, Bruce Montgomerie, Bill Radford and Don McLeod hard at work at the barbecue.

Gloucester Rotary Club members John Faull, Bruce Montgomerie, Bill Radford and Don McLeod hard at work at the barbecue.

Leanne Barrett from the Gloucester Gallery receives the Project of the Year award from Lyne MP David Gillespie for the Yarning Our Country display.

Leanne Barrett from the Gloucester Gallery receives the Project of the Year award from Lyne MP David Gillespie for the Yarning Our Country display.

Julie Reay, Beryl Howard and Anna Freijs enjoy a traditional Aussie breakfast.

Julie Reay, Beryl Howard and Anna Freijs enjoy a traditional Aussie breakfast.

Young Citizen of the Year Jack Wilson is presented with his award by Upper Hunter MP George Souris.

Young Citizen of the Year Jack Wilson is presented with his award by Upper Hunter MP George Souris.

Abbey and Anna-Rose Seale get into the Australia Day spirit.

Abbey and Anna-Rose Seale get into the Australia Day spirit.

Norma Fisher, Anita Jackson and Jack Wilson cut the Australia Day cake.

Norma Fisher, Anita Jackson and Jack Wilson cut the Australia Day cake.

Quota president Margaret Andrews and mayor John Rosenbaum present Australia Day ambassador Krystal Barter with a donation for her charity Pink Hope.

Quota president Margaret Andrews and mayor John Rosenbaum present Australia Day ambassador Krystal Barter with a donation for her charity Pink Hope.

Former Gloucester High school captain Jack Wilson was presented with the Young Citizen of the Year award.

The youngster thanked the school for its work supporting students who participated in extracurricular activities.

Leanne Barrett from the Gloucester Gallery accepted the award for Project of the Year for the Yarning Our Country exhibition.

Incorporating knitted works from more than 200 individuals, the exhibition was the gallery’s most popular ever with more than 5000 people visiting while it was on display.

A traditional Aussie breakfast of bacon, eggs and sausages was served up by the Quota, Lions and Rotary clubs along with the CWA and enjoyed by more than 200 people.

The colouring-in competition organised by the Australia Day committee was won by Anita Jackson, with her winning picture used to decorate the Australia Day cake made by Hebby’s Bakery.

All proceeds from the event were donated to the Pink Hope charity set-up by Gloucester’s Australia Day ambassador for 2014 Krystal Barter.