The Yinnar based band, Strzelecki Stringbusters, picked up two awards for their services to the community. The group received the Exceptional Citizenship Award – presented the Strzelecki Stringbusters for their unique contribution to the welfare and community spirit of Yinnar & District. They were also awarded Latrobe City Australia Day 2012 Award – presented to the Strzelecki Stringbusters in recognition of the group’s outstanding contribution and dedicated service to the Community of Latrobe City.
In addition to the above awards, chief Strzelecki Stringbuster, band leader and community stalwart Ray Negro was nominated for Yinnar Citizen of the Year.
The band then performed during the Yinnar Australia Day breakfast celebration ceremony. They also performed at the LaTrobe City ceremony.
The Stringbusters have played a significant role in their community as anyone from the region will attest. This is a well deserved award that rightly recognizes the band contributions to the broader Gippsland region over many years.
Congratulations from the team at Australian Bluegrass Blog.