14 September, 2023.
Community Recognition - Marjo Hallowell, Macarthur Volunteer of the Year Nominee
The esteemed Marjo Hallowell, the 2022 Wollondilly Citizen of the Year, has been honoured with another nomination, this time for the Macarthur Volunteer of the Year Award 2023." "An accomplished historian and author, Ms. Hallowell has released a significant work, "Bargo 200 Years in the Making," last November. Though she asserts that her motivation for volunteering is not recognition, her dedication is unarguable, being involved with various initiatives such as the Great Cycle Challenge, Picton Rotary's U Turn the Wheel, Clean Up Australia Day in Bargo, and more. Ms. Hallowell has also participated as an extra in the 2023 film "The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race." Her grandsons' team, AwesomeKids4kids, have impressively raised over $25,000 for the Children's Medical Research Institute through the Great Cycle Challenge." "Her advice to all is, "Volunteering is easy, and it is very rewarding." Her previous accolades include Wollondilly Women in Excellence Awards Patron and Woman of the Year in 2020, and NSW Government Local Woman of the Year for Wollondilly in 2023. I commend Ms. Hallowell for her unwavering commitment to the community and wish her all the best for the award ceremony on 31 August.