Coles Bay 98-year-old Rita Blazely honoured at Clean Up Australia Day ceremony

LEGACY: Freycinet resident Andrea Cole and 98-year-old Coles bay icon Rita Blazely cut the ribbon on a new interpretation sign at the Rita and Doris Reserve. Picture: Supplied

LEGACY: Freycinet resident Andrea Cole and 98-year-old Coles bay icon Rita Blazely cut the ribbon on a new interpretation sign at the Rita and Doris Reserve. Picture: Supplied

A special visitor was called in to help celebrate this year's Clean Up Australia Day event at Coles Bay.

Celebrated Coles Bay resident Rita Blazely made the trek from Longford on Sunday to unveil new signage at the Rita and Doris Reserve, which was named in honour of Mrs Blazely and her good friend Doris Hooper. 

The 98-year-old, who played an important part in saving the reserve from development, said she was thrilled to unveil the new flora and fauna interpretation sign to the community. 

“It is such an honour, it’s quite overwhelming,” Mrs Blazely said.

“I am so proud to see the community continuing to take care of the reserve and keeping Coles Bay clean and bright.”

UNVEILED: Rita Blazely inspects the new signage with Clean Up Australia Day volunteers. Picture: Supplied

UNVEILED: Rita Blazely inspects the new signage with Clean Up Australia Day volunteers. Picture: Supplied

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