Unsung HeroesRevealing the Remarkable in Seemingly Ordinary People
In her many years of service to the Narrogin Community, Linda White was responsible for the rejuvenation of the Narrogin Spring Festival (a not for profit organisation.) In her twelve years of involvement, five of which she served as President, the Festival became one of the biggest events on the social calendar representing local talent with over a hundred stalls filled with food and produce, entertainment with performances throughout the day and a parade involving the town's four schools, its community groups and organisations. There were also Open Gardens showcasing the town's local homes and gardens.
At the Narrogin Senior high School P & C and on the School Council, Linda was involved with starting the school's "Open Day" which was a huge success in showcasing the school and bringing new students to town.
As President of the Narrogin Toy Library, Linda organised and ran the facility for parents to borrow toys for their children to play with without having to incur the expense of buying them. Continuing her service to mothers, she was also a counsellor for the Australian Breastfeeding Mother's Association, volunteering her time for several hours a week to talk to mothers who struggled with the demands of looking after a new baby and caring for their families.
Linda White, along with her husband Peter, made an enormous contribution to the life of the Narrogin community with their care and concern for people and the environment while at the same time raising their own children who acknowledge them as devoted and loving parents.
Revealing the remarkable in seemly ordinary people
Portrait painted by Graham Smith 2020.
Text compiled by Jan Smith from notes provided with the nomination in 2020.