Henry honoured for exceptional community service

Karara volunteer Anthony Henry was celebrated by the town and Councillor Joel Richters. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Anthony Henry, a revered resident of Karara, has been officially recognised by the Southern Downs Regional Council for his unwavering dedication to serving the local community.

Known and esteemed for his tireless commitment to lending a helping hand to those in need, Mr Henry’s selfless contributions have left an enduring impact on the fabric of Karara.

On Saturday 11 May, Mr Henry was presented with a certificate of recognition by Councillor Joel Richters, who said local heroes remind us how important small communities are to the fabric of our region.

“In many villages and communities across the Southern Downs, you will be able to identify that one person who stands out as being a beacon of compassion and kindness,” Cr Richters said. 

“Anthony’s willingness to go out of his way for anyone in his community who needs help has not gone unnoticed and I’m honoured to be able to recognise his compassion and kindness on behalf of council and our region.” 

Mr. Henry’s remarkable service to the Karara community came to the council’s attention through a letter by local resident Ken Maynard, representing the sentiments of the entire Karara community.

“We acknowledge him as a quiet and unassuming man who has assisted all of us whose names are on this submission, and many more,” Mr Maynard wrote. 

“He unfailingly, and without complaint or refusal, provides wood in winter, support for locals when ill, cares for our stock and performs any chores required by the many elderly in the community at no cost.  

“This man is a pillar of strength for us all. Mr Anthony Henry is valued by us all and his contribution to the community of Karara is without comparison.”