"I feel I'm doing something for the community."Ray Wynd
They may have moved to Warrnambool later in life, but Alan Pritchard and Ray Wynd have both ensured they've made their mark on the city.
The two were announced as Warrnambool's two Victorian Senior of the Year nominees at the launch of the Celebrage Festival on Sunday.
Mr Wynd collects timber offcuts and makes furniture, which he donates to the Salvation Army to sell. His creations generate about $1000 income for the Salvation Army each year.
"I feel I'm doing something for the community," Mr Wynd said. "I've always been a community man."
The 87-year-old said it was rewarding to give back and encouraged others to follow suit. "Like everything else, once you shake the cobwebs off, you're usually pretty much alright," he said.
Mr Pritchard was instrumental in seeing the installation of a petanque playing area, known as a piste, constructed in the city when he moved here.
He encouraged people to give petanque a try on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm.
"You don't need any particular athletic ability or special clothes or footwear to enjoy the game," Mr Pritchard said. "I'd encourage people to come down and give it a go."
A range of activities will be held as part of the festival, including fitness sessions, concerts, a historic car rally and a local history walking tour. For more information visit www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au/celebrage or pick up a copy from the Archie Graham Centre.
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