Rathdowney celebrates Virginia West

Cr Marshall Chalk, Pam Hardgrave, Virginia West, Catherine Drynan and RADA President Dave Coburn
Cr Marshall Chalk, Pam Hardgrave, Virginia West, Catherine Drynan and RADA President Dave Coburn

Rathdowney residents acknowledged the contribution of former Division Three Councillor Virginia West with an afternoon tea last month.

The Councillor, who held her position for 20 years before standing down prior to the last election, had formed close ties with the Rathdowney community which she maintained even after Rathdowney became part of Division Five.

RADHA President Dave Coburn said Virginia’s time at Council was one of fast growth, amalgamation, dams and droughts.

Virginia said Rathdowney has been a special part of her life.

“There have been ups and downs but we certainly achieved a lot.  We had floods, we had drought and we had fires,” she said.

“The Rathdowney community always have a very soft spot in my heart because you are so resilient and you just say it how it is.”

“I always appreciated words of wisdom from past Councillors and I want to acknowledge Bernie Hardgrave, Col McIntyre and also Dave Coburn.”

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