The Parndana Progress Association hosted Australia Day in the Lions Park, starting with a free egg and bacon roll breakfast, and time to chat with friends, family and visitors over a hot cuppa.
We asked Georgie Horjus to raise the flag, as an inspiring, talented community member.
We thought this would be a great opportunity to wish Georgie well in her next chapter of her life, leaving the island to attend Immanuel College and to be in Adelaide to more easily attend her sporting commitments.
The Parndana Progress Association on behalf of the Parndana and surrounding community wished Georgie well in the future.
Georgie is proof that if you work hard to work towards your dream it can happen.
With the support of her family and extended family, friends and many community members she is excelling in her chosen sport.
Many of us have seen the talent she has over many codes.
Georgie has also kept up with her education over this time between juggling her trainings, games and travel.
Georgie and her family have been keen travellers over the past few years, heading to Adelaide and interstate on numerous occasions for her love of netball.
She has been involved in State Netball for 12s,15s and 17s over four years, and at present is in the Premier League Squad for Contacts.
She is in the State 17s team and also in the Australian 15U team, to play in Queensland in May.
The Parndana Progress Association on behalf of the Parndana and surrounding community wished Georgie well in the future, with education, sport and wellbeing.
We admire her dedication to training and the support her family continues to give her.
We also awarded winners of our Christmas Lights Competition with first prize going to Huey (Huggie) Aroha and family and second to Larry and Pam Hacker.
Huggie handed his prize onto BJ Hardy and family in a kind gesture, as it was their first time putting up lights, and they were great.
The Parndana Progress Association would also like to thank the Kangaroo Island Council for the opportunity to apply for the Community Partnership Grant which was announced at the Australia Day celebration at Hope Cottage, Kingscote.
We were successful in receiving $400 towards a flag pole for the Town Hall and Museum Precinct.
This will be used on ANZAC DAY to fly the New Zealand flag in a more prominent position than in the past.