Four inducted into Creswick Civic Honour Roll

Good deeds: Cr Greg May at Creswick’s Civic Honour Roll dinner. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

Good deeds: Cr Greg May at Creswick’s Civic Honour Roll dinner. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

FOUR people who played vital roles in shaping Creswick’s history were inducted to the Creswick Civic Honour Roll at a dinner on Friday night.

The fourth annual Creswick Civic Honour Roll dinner was attended by more than 100 people and held at the Creswick Town Hall.

The dinner at the town hall is held each May to celebrate lives of former citizens who contributed to the establishment of Creswick, its social fabric, cultural development or welfare in a significant manner.

There are now 15 people on the honour roll.

Tom Evans, who passed away in 2009, joined the honour roll through his service to the community as member of state parliament and the shire council for 28 years.

His long-time friend Peter Butters said Mr Evans was a private man who had a strong interest in the history of Eureka.

“We know he was a very moralistic and intelligent gent,” Mr Butters said.

“He was certainly a mentor of mine and he had a visible impact on my life.”

Creswick Historical Society president Jack van Bevren said people of Creswick’s history were being recognised for going above and beyond community expectations.

“People who have done an outstanding duty to Creswick, rather than just what is required of them, have been added to the honour roll,” Mr van Bevren said.

david.jeans@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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