John Box is the 2014 South Burnett citizen of the year

SOUTH Burnett Regional Council's citizen of the year started community service as soon as his kids started school and he has not taken a step back.

John Box mowed, landscaped, repaired and remodeled the kindergarten his children attended.

From that point on he has been heavily involved in the community through Apex and his employer Energex.

A life member of Apex, Mr Box served as the secretary and president until he retired from the organisation aged 40.

A highlight was organising the Nathan Weir Fun Run. The run was to support 17-year-old Nathan who suffered cancer.

In 2007, Mr Box became involved in the Kiingaroy Local Ambulance Committee and became president after only three months.

Through the committee he was able to help raise $100,000 for the Kingaroy Ambulance Service through grants and fund raising.

And while he plans on increasing his involvement in community service when he retires, he will resist adding more organisations to his resume.

For the full list of Australia Day winners, and to read about their contributions, pick up Tuesday's South Burnett Times.  

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