Kiltie, Chairman of Maybole Community Council, welcomed them, and their families
and friends, saying, "Tonight is another very special occasion for Maybole
Community Council when, again, we pay tribute to a number of very special
people." Mr Kiltie added, "Everyone being presented with a
"Scroll of Appreciation" tonight has been nominated by others in the
community, and the community council is delighted to acknowledge the
contribution they have made to the quality of life in Maybole." Before the
presentation, Councillor Andy Hill, leader of South Ayrshire Council, paid
tribute to Maybole Community Council for the preparation, planning and research
that had gone into the occasion.
excellent idea of making awards to local people for their contribution to the
town came to fruition last year," he said, "thanks to the inspiration
of Maybole Community Council and the financial support of South Ayrshire
Council." He continued, "In this special Millennium year, my Council
is delighted once again to provide the funding to enable the creation of the
scrolls, and the holding of tonight's event. Councillor Hill said he was present to demonstrate the Council's, and his own
personal, support for the event.
described it as "this excellent initiative, which proudly recognises those
from Maybole who have recorded outstanding achievements in service to the
community." Addressing those who were to be awarded scrolls, he said,
"Whether it be by devotion, commitment, or duty, each of you has performed
a service for the benefit of the community in a manner which reflects highly,
not only on your own self-esteem, but on Maybole." He continued, "I
congratulate each and every one of you. Without a doubt, you have demonstrated
that you are worthy of public recognition in the best manner that Maybole, and
its community council, can bestow." Councillor Hill then presented scrolls
to Jacqueline Boughen, Sam Coulter, Rosemary Eccles, Senga Fergusson, Anne
Findlay, Janet Graham, Ellen Hawkes, Deborah Hearton, James Hearton, Christopher
Jackson, Margaret Kenny, William Kenny, Roger Martin, Agnes McCreadie, Janetta
Rodger, Isobel Seymour, Denis Ward.
Kiltie thanked South Ayrshire Council officials and members, especially
Councillor Hill, for their support and assistance; everyone who nominated
individuals; Jane Dunlop, Florist; those on the independent panel who gave a
great deal of consideration to all the names; and James Brown, of Baltersan, for
his work in producing the scrolls.
continued, "I would especially like to thank the community councillors who
put so much effort into this evening and everything leading to it."
Marianne McCreadie then presented a basket of flowers to Mrs Hill.
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