The people of Singleton are being called on to nominate the next round of exemplary citizens to be added to the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame.
Now in its 14th year, the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame recognises individuals, organisations and families connected to Singleton by birth, education or residence who have achieved State, National or international acclaim in their field of endeavour.
Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, Cr Godfrey Adamthwaite said nominations were invited in the categories of Arts, Science and Education; Community Service; Sport; Public Service; Business, Industry and Tourism; and Meritorious Family.
“The Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame is a great way for everyone in our community to celebrate the hard work, achievements and dedication of our fellow residents and those with a strong connection to the Singleton local government area,” Godfrey said.
“If you know an individual or an organisation who has achieved excellence in their particular field, or who simply goes out of their way to make life better for our community, I wholeheartedly encourage you to put them forward and recognise their work and achievements for generations to come.
“It’s simple and easy to nominate online, or Council will gladly post a paper nomination form to you.”
Four new pavers were laid on the Hall of Fame within the Singleton Civic precinct in 2022, joining close to 60 others.
The 2022 inductees were Bruce Merrick, the late John McAleer and Singleton Lioness Club 1985 – 2021 all for Community Service, and the Fellowes Family in the Meritorious Family category.
“The Singleton community is full of dedicated volunteers, passionate community workers, innovators and sporting heroes who elevate Singleton on the regional and national stage,” Godfrey said.
“The Committee is looking forward to the nominations we will receive this year and we hope we can honour those people with a prestigious event attended by proud family members and friends as we have in previous years.”
Nominations close on Friday 13 October 2023.
The inductees will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday 23 November 2023.
Founded on agriculture, driven by coal and sustained by the Hunter River, Singleton holds an important place in NSW. From its unique beginnings as a significant Aboriginal then European settlement, Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the state and a centre of industry, heritage and community.
Flanked by farm land, wineries and framed by the Wollemi and Yengo National parks, the Singleton local government area embodies a warm welcome that is only found in regional Australia.