TRIBUTE: Darcy Goodwin (detail) by Harry Westera (2010).
TRIBUTE: Darcy Goodwin (detail) by Harry Westera (2010).

Award honours Darcy

THE tributes continue to flow for Five Loaves founder Darcy Goodwin, who died of a heart attack several weeks ago.

Lismore City Council has announced that next year's Australia Day Community Services Award will be named in his honour. (Darcy won the award in 1998).

"Darcy was a great man and a huge asset to our community," Mayor Jenny Dowell said.

"He will be missed by many. The dedication of this individual award is one way we can honour him and his work."

Nominations are now open for this and other Australia Day awards until December 20.

Mayor Dowell also announced that a portrait of Darcy that was entered in the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize by local artist Harry Westera will be hung at the Lismore Library from Monday, August 27.

"It's a fantastic portrait and really captures Darcy's kind heart and life's work. I'm so glad that everyone will get a chance to see it."

Meanwhile, a tribute to Darcy was held on Tuesday at SCU's Lismore campus, where Darcy used to provide free food to students every week.

A group of students planted a tree in Bundjalung Square.


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