Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sector Kicks Up Heels

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sector Kicks Up Heels

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HELEN SANDSTROM

news@northernstar.com.au

THEIR outfits may be whimsical, but the work that community workers do is anything but lightweight.

To celebrate a year's hard work, community workers from the Clarence Valley to Tweed Heads will gather on November 10 for the Community Sector Ball Awards, being held at the Byron Community Centre.

The theme this year is a Midsummer Night's Dream, giving workers all the reason they need to forget the demands of work and indulge in a little fun and frivolity.

aIt's the one night of the year when people get to wear fancy dress and come together,a said Liina Flynn, communications officer for the Northern Rivers Social Development Council.

Lismore Mayor, Jenny Dowell, a judge of last year's inaugural award night, said workers in the community sector tend to be modest and to not big note their achievements.

aMost other sectors, like business, have awards that recognise excellence, but community sector workers often hide their light under a bushel - their emphasis tends to be more on those they serve,a Cr Dowell said. …

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