Singleton Council announced five new inductees to the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame at a COVID-safe event at the Civic Centre on Thursday, November 18.
Two individuals and three community organisations were inducted into the Hall of Fame, which recognises and honours those people who were born in, or have a strong association with Singleton and who have attained prominence at a state, national or international level in their field of endeavour.
Current Singleton Citizen of the Year and long-serving NSW Rural Fire Service member, Fred Turner, and the Chair of the Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Lands Council, Aunty Jean Hands, were both inducted in the Community Service category.
Also recognised in the Community Service category were the Singleton Golf Club and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service - Singleton Support Group, which Singleton Council said had raised more than $1 million for the critical service.
Meanwhile the Singleton Theatrical Society (SATS) was inducted in the Arts, Science and Education category.
Singleton Council General Manager Jason Linnane said the event was a wonderful occasion to celebrate the town's outstanding citizens after a challenging year.
"Council is proud to be the custodian of the Wambo Coal Singleton of Hall, which over the past 12 years has grown to honour 64 individuals, families and community organisations who have given their time and energy for our community, or who have excelled on the state, national or global stage," Mr Linnane said.
"On behalf of our community, I'm proud to now see five more pavers that will be added to this very prestigious list to recognise two very deserving individuals and three organisations that contribute so much to our community."
The Singleton Hall of Fame has operated in a partnership between Singleton Council and Peabody Wambo Coal since 2009.
Other categories in the Hall of Fame include Sport, Public Service, Meritorious Family and Business, Industry and Tourism.