Megan Wray recieved Citizen Award
GIN Gin’s Megan Wray has been rewarded for decades of selfless community service with the Bundaberg Regional Council’s Australia Day Citizen Award for 2010.
She has been actively involved with the pony club, Riding for the Disabled, is a volunteer trainer for Family Services and Queensland Health, is director of the Bundaberg Regional Development Board, a foundation member of Gin Gin Community Alliance and was a councillor on the former Kolan Shire Council.
While this sounds like a job for more than one person, Mrs Wray said her mother taught her that you never knew what you could do until you tried.
“That’s what I was brought up to believe,” she said.
“I just love people and kids and animals and I love helping them.”
Mrs Wray said she loved Gin Gin and the people who lived there.
“It’s what you make of it and Gin Gin is a great place,” she said.
Mrs Wray said winning the award had been a surreal experience.
“It’s very overwhelming,” she said.
“You don’t do these things for an award, you do it because a job needs to be done and it’s lovely to be chosen.”
Mrs Wray moved to Gin Gin 36 years ago and has been dedicating her time to the community ever since.