Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Unsung Hero Acknowledged; Cooking to Raise Dough for Show

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Unsung Hero Acknowledged; Cooking to Raise Dough for Show

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Byline: Carly Morrissey

SHOCKED is how Our Community Hero of the month Cathie Waller said she felt when told about the accolade.

"I didn't know anything about it," she told The Gympie Times yesterday.

Ms Waller is the catering director of the Mary Valley Show Society (MVSS) and was nominated by fellow volunteers Kaili Parker-Price and Roger Hogg.

She caters at community events to raise money for the MVSS, events like endurance rides, the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride and the Imbil Rally.

During the Rally she worked from 5.30am until 8pm at night.

"I don't know what keeps me going," she said.

Humble and not at all used to the limelight, Ms Waller said she usually stepped into the background.

"I volunteer because I enjoy it, I like to help the show society out," she said.

Although modest about her achievement Ms Waller has been volunteering for more than 30 years with the MVSS.

"There are so many others who help too and volunteer," she said. …

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