Mayoral Awards for Reg Harry OAM and Harry Bracegirdle

Published on 28 August 2018

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Reg Harry OAM and Harry Bracegirdle have been presented Mayoral Awards at a ceremony in Port Fairy.

Reg and Harry along with Henry Toller-Bond are almost Port Fairy’s “three musketeers”.  These three men have, for many years, worked as a team to make so many of Port Fairy’s events and festivals the tremendous success they are.  

Reg Harry is a lifelong resident of Port Fairy and has been Chairman of the Moyneyana Festival for the last 18 years. 

Not only is he the chairman, but he is also the man on the ground every single day of the festival, making sure that each of the activities is set-up, runs on time and is packed up at the end of the day. 

Reg is also a member of the Lion’s Club, an integral member of the Port Fairy Folk Festival construction crew, a life member of the Port Fairy Football Netball Club.

Reg is a former mayor of the Borough of Port Fairy.  Reg has also been recognised with the honour of an Order of Australia Medal. 

Harry Bracegirdle moved to Port Fairy from Melbourne about 10 years ago.  That, however, has not prevented him from being involved and contributing to the Port Fairy community.

Henry joined the Port Fairy Rotary Club in 2008.  He was secretary for two years, uses his technical knowledge to be the club’s webmaster and, impressively, was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow award in October 2017 for his Outstanding Service to Rotary and the Community.  

Moyne Shire Mayor Cr Mick Wolfe said "we are very proud and very fortunate as a community to have Reg, Harry (and Henry) in Port Fairy. 

"I know that the level of volunteerism in Port Fairy and in so many towns across the Shire is truly what makes this part of the world a wonderful place to live."