'A most deserving addition': Tarana is home to Hidden Treasure Fay Shaw

HONOUR: Hidden Treasure Fay Shaw, her granddaughter Amber and son Tony and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole.

HONOUR: Hidden Treasure Fay Shaw, her granddaughter Amber and son Tony and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole.

A TARANA identity who does everything from take minutes at meetings to remove rinds for bacon and egg rolls has been named as a NSW treasure.

Fay Shaw has been included in the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2020, which celebrates women volunteers who give to rural communities.

The Tarana resident of more than 40 years took on a number of voluntary roles after her retirement from Charles Sturt University and continues her community involvement today, according to her nomination.

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She is the current secretary of the Tarana Rural Fire Service and is also on Tarana Community Farmers' Markets committee.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said that whether it's feeding firefighters during bushfires or removing rinds for the bacon and egg rolls at the monthly markets, Ms Shaw "is a very much loved local treasure who enriches the lives of the entire Tarana community".

"The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll celebrates women volunteers who give so much to their rural communities," Mr Toole said.

"It is an important initiative of the Department of Primary Industries' Rural Women's Network.

"Each year we are overwhelmed by the scope of the stories and achievements we receive celebrating the valuable work volunteers play in our everyday lives.

"The 104 women recognised in this year's Honour Roll join our growing list of more than 1000 rural women volunteers who have been identified since the roll was first published a decade ago.

"Fay is certainly a most deserving addition to the Honour Roll as her willingness to taken on many roles with energy and enthusiasm makes her a wonderful role model for others in the local community."