Bianca Owen and Barbara Anderson recently had a meal with Mayor Barry Longland. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Bianca Owen and Barbara Anderson recently had a meal with Mayor Barry Longland. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

From plates to mates

THERE are many unsung heroes in the community.

It doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate as many as we can.

With this is mind, two volunteers from the Twin Towns Friends Association have been recognised for their efforts.

A dinner for two with the mayor is a great way to acknowledge their work and acquaint them with a community icon.

Tweed mayor Barry Longland joined 18-year-old Bianca Owen and her grandmother Barbara Anderson for a chat and a meal last Monday.

"He wasn't at all what I expected," Ms Owen said of the mayor.

"I expected it to be awkward and worried about what I would say to a mayor.

"But I felt very much at ease.

"We had a great talk."

Ms Owen helps her Nan to set up events for clients of the organisation.

When she's not busy with that, she's working at Subway and more importantly studying aged care nursing at TAFE.

"I love caring for the elderly," she said.

"I have my heart set on a career in aged care."

Mrs Anderson has been a volunteer for Twin Town Friends association for eight years.

"These two wonderful women are an example of the great compassion and commitment volunteers on the Tweed possess for their work," Cr Longland said.

"They are a real credit to their organisation.

"Bianca is a mentor for her peers and an excellent role model for people of any age who want to do their bit in the community."



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