The Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival was announced Greater Shepparton Community Event of the Year at today’s 2019 Australia Day awards ceremony in the Queens Gardens.
President of the Shepparton Albanian Society Enver Sabri, was proud to receive the award on behalf of the hardworking Festival committee, it’s longtime supporters and the local Albanian community.
“It’s an honour to be part of this gathering here today. The local Albanian community has a strong history here in Greater Shepparton, and we are very proud to add to the multicultural community through our annual celebration of food, family and music,” said Mr Sabri.
Shepparton Albanian Society Committee member Reg Qemal took time to acknowledge the army of volunteers and supporters who made the Festival possible year after year. “It truly is a team effort and would not be the great success it is without your passion, commitment and hard work”.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Councillor Kim O’Keeffe congratulated all awarded recipients and acknowledged the outstanding contributions they have made to Greater Shepparton.
“Thank you to those who took the time to submit a nomination to recognise their fellow citizens, it is fantastic to see individuals doing great things for their community and it is important that we recognise and celebrate them,” Cr O’Keeffe said.
Awards were presented in Arcadia, Dookie, Mooroopna, Murchison, Shepparton, Tatura and Toolamba and the Greater Shepparton Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year were chosen from these regional winners.