Thomas filled with community spirit

FROM coaching junior tennis teams to helping out at church functions and working with other community groups, Junction Hill resident Thomas Jones is one busy man.

“Since I retired, I don't think the word 'no' is in my vocabulary,” he said.

Thomas said being busy was a good thing and he recommended more people throw themselves into the community.

“If more people got involved in things, what a great community we would have,” he said.

“One group or event seems to lead to another.”

Thomas moved to the Clarence Valley about 25 years ago from Penrith.

He arrived in the area due to a work promotion and has since retired.

He said he was happy to get out of the city and enjoyed the relaxing lifestyle in Junction Hill.

However, he was under no illusions about his place in the Clarence Valley as a true blue local.

“I think you have to have been here 40 years to be a real local,” he said with a laugh.



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