Now, the woman who pioneered the page in 2009 has been recognised for the impact it has had on the community.
Kristy Avocone, the administrator of the page, is one of 10 finalists in the Seasons Community Champion Award.
The mother of two and local business owner has created a friendly space where locals can engage with each other in conversation, as well as readily access updates on community events, land development, local business and general notices that range from lost pets to community safety.
The community page has attracted almost 11,000 ‘likes’ so far and is highly regarded by residents in Ellenbrook, Henley Brook, Averley, The Vines and Whiteman Edge.
Here is what the local community have said about Ms Avocone and her Ellenbrook & Surrounds page, which boasts almost 11,000 ‘likes.’
‘The greatest measure of the page’s value lies in the fact that a great many of the connections made from behind a keyboard have translated into real life,’ one resident said.
‘Residents of Ellenbrook and surrounding suburbs have embraced the page and from it gained a genuine sense of connectedness thanks to Kristy’s tireless commitment to her community.’
Sponsored by Community Newspaper Group, the awards honour people who go above and beyond in service to the community, with the overall winner receiving a cheque for $2000 from Seasons Funerals.
Members of the public can now vote for the winner ” to be announced on April 28. Seasons managing director Erin Erceg said the award was a valuable opportunity to recognise and celebrate those who put in their own time and effort to help others in the community.
‘As the Community Champions Award celebrates community spirit, we felt it was important that the winner was selected by the community itself,’ she said.
Visit tinyurl.com/-p73vbsj. Voting closes on Friday, April 18.