This Day in History: 1994-11-27

The inaugural Frank Venn Memorial Award for local writers had been established to celebrate The Toodyay Herald’s 10th Anniversary. Frank had been a contributor and committee member of the newspaper. An idea of Christine Martin, the Award attracted 107 entries. There were five categories, covering Years 1-10 and Adults. Frank’s brother Kip Venn presented the awards at the barbecue in Duidgee Park to Carly Dixon, Kim Boston and Tracey Beveridge.

Toodyay herald, Oct. 1994, .6; Nov. 1994, p.2; Dec. 1994, p.1; Dec. 2009, p.24.