Like many places across Australia this past weekend the 2012 Australia Day Awards recognised and honoured many Australians for their outstanding contributions to their communities.
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.
It’s great to see that the Stringbusters are getting some recognition for their efforts. Well done guys!
This is fantastic news! So proud to be from Yinnar and know all these blokes
Thanks Lachie i think this means we can get free maccas, invitations to attend all major music and sporting events ,drive as fast as we like and if you need a stat dec signed for a dodgy sickie come see the stringbusters