Lol Wilton (centre), who has been a driving force at the Hervey Bay SES for 14 years, accepts a certificate of appreciation from Fraser Coast disaster Planning co-ordinator Mal Churchill and Fraser Coast community resilience portfolio councillor Rolf Light.
Lol Wilton (centre), who has been a driving force at the Hervey Bay SES for 14 years, accepts a certificate of appreciation from Fraser Coast disaster Planning co-ordinator Mal Churchill and Fraser Coast community resilience portfolio councillor Rolf Light.

Lol honoured for her altruism as she takes final SES bow

RETIRING Hervey Bay State Emergency Service local controller Lorelle Wilton has been honoured for her service to the community.

Lorelle, affectionately known as Lol, has been presented with a certificate of appreciation by Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Lol, who was also the Hervey Bay Australia Day Citizen of the Year in 2012, has made many contributions to the community during the years.

Born and bred in Hervey Bay, Lol was active on many committees that helped the Bay develop into the vibrant city it is today.

She is a 14-year veteran of Hervey Bay SES, serving as cadet and adult trainer and local controller, and a member of the Local Disaster Management Group.

Lol started Hervey Bay Softball Association and served as the association's inaugural president, coach and player.

She was also the first president of the city's netball association and a coach.

She was awarded life membership of both organisations and has also served on the Hervey Bay Red Cross committee.