Nominations for 2016 Cessnock City Hall of Fame close October 31

HONOUR: Cessnock City Hall of Fame 2015 inductees Grant Elsley, Jan Elvin (on behalf of her late husband Les Elvin) and Geoffrey Bentley. Picture: Sage Swinton

HONOUR: Cessnock City Hall of Fame 2015 inductees Grant Elsley, Jan Elvin (on behalf of her late husband Les Elvin) and Geoffrey Bentley. Picture: Sage Swinton

Nominations for the 2016 Cessnock City Hall of Fame are due by the end of October.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, which celebrates high-achieving individuals and families who were born or lived in the Cessnock local government area.

Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said it is a privilege to be seeking nominations for the next inductees.

“Over the past decade the Hall of Fame has recognised outstanding individuals and families in six categories of achievement,” Cr Pynsent said.

“Notable people from the arts, business, public service, science, sport and meritorious families are all worthy of consideration.”

Previous inductees include Stewart Pike, who represented Australia in swimming at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games; Kenneth Neate, who was a renowned Australian operatic and concert tenor, opera producer and singing teacher; and the Tulloch Family, winemakers over several generations since the 1890s.

The full list of inductees is at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre and on Cessnock City Council’s website.

Plaques honouring each inductee are also placed around the LGA.

To be eligible for induction into Hall of Fame, the nominated individual or family must have been born in the Cessnock local government area (LGA); have spent a substantial period of their childhood/adolescence in the LGA, or have been a resident in the LGA for a substantial period of time during their period of high achievement.

Detailed guidelines are available on council’s website and administration centre and Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries.

Completed nomination forms must be received by council by 5pm Monday, October 31.

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