Wyee legends recognised with Premier's Award
20th December 2017
It was a pleasure and a privilege to present Russell and Gwen Deaves from Wyee with a Premier’s Award during a special morning tea at Wyee Nursery today.
I’ve known Russell and Gwen for many years. They’re local legends who have spent their lives heavily investing in their community.
Not only were they on the board of trustees who established the community hall, but they have been involved with the Rural Fire Service since 1960.
In their younger days they were out on the hoses, putting themselves in danger fighting fires, with Russell serving as captain of the Wyee Brigade from 1965 until 1980.
Today they remain committed to their community and are very worthy recipients of their awards.
Despite the hot day, it was fantastic to join with family and friends of Russ and Gwen to present their awards.