WINNERS of the Shellharbour City Good Neighbour of the Year 2014 awards were announced last Friday.
The event enjoyed a turn-out of more than 200 people that heralded the winners of several categories involving neighbours, community groups and those that work in the community.
The overall winner of the 2014 neighbour award went to Isobel and Craig Williams, who were nominated by their daughter and grateful neighbour, Lorna Barrett.
Ms Williams was accepted the award with tears in her eyes and said she was “completely stunned”.
“My stomach is turning, I just can’t believe it,” she said.
“My neighbour is truly my best friend.”
Mayor Marianne Saliba said the night was an opportunity for council to celebrate the good will of Shellharbour residents, “who show consideration, kindness and respect to those in their neighbourhood and in our community.”
This year 54 nominations were submitted to the awards which have been running for 12 years in the city.
"The role of each of us is important to the social and emotional wellbeing of those come into contact with and the broader community as a whole," Cr Saliba said.
Entertainment on the night included The Eaton Gorge Theatre Group, The Duo and Warilla Line Dancing Group.