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April 8 2013.

On Wednesday the 3rd of April, Seaford Rotary president, Paul Vaesen, presented Peter and Pat White with Paul Harris Fellowship Awards. The Paul Harris Fellowship is a prestigious award presented to Rotarians and others, in recognition of outstanding service to the community, and is named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris.

Peter White is best known to us as Seaford's Town Crier, a position that he has held since 1977. Peter gives a lot of support to many local organisations, by announcing their events around the town, not forgetting one of his most important assignments, which is to welcome Father Christmas in his sleigh. In between times Peter has led brides to the altar and driven shoppers to distraction. And, perhaps most important, he does it all without looking for any reward.

Pat White has been heavily involved in music for her entire life. With the help of husband Peter and others, she formed Seaford Young Musicians some 40 years ago, and it has now spawned the highly successful Seaford Rock and Jazz Orchestra. She has given the Rotary Club of Seaford tremendous help in the last two years, in setting up the club's highly successful Young Musician of the year competition, and she chairs the judges at this competition.