Eco Hvar Supporters Honoured

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Congratulations to Eco Hvar supporters Daniela Lučić and Mario Cvrković, who were honoured on the occasion of Jelsa's Feast Day, 15th August 2020.

Daniela Lučić pictured with two of her beloved Maltese terriers, 2014. Daniela Lučić pictured with two of her beloved Maltese terriers, 2014. Photo: Vivian Grisogono

Daniela works fearlessly and tirelessly to save animals in need. As a teacher in Jelsa's elementary school, she has been a positive influence on generations of pupils who have learned through her to love and cherish all creatures great and small. Daniela is also a fine singer, and as part of the Zbor Sv. Cecilije, took part in the fundraising concert in aid of Eco Hvar in October 2018, together with her blind Maltese terrier Čoro.

Daniela and Čoro with Slavko Reljić, 14th October 2018. Photo: Vivian Grisogono

Daniela well deserves the recognition, and will certainly continue on her chosen path for many more years to come, and we are all grateful to her for the good she has done.

Mario's Hajduk-supporting float. Photo: Vivian Grisogono

Mario Cvrković, a well-loved local presence, who originally hails from Slavonija, received a special Certificate of Gratitude for his consistent contribution to raising everyone's spirits with his lively decorated delivery float! Like Daniela, Mario is also an animal lover, and does his bit looking after Jelsa's dogs and keeping them safe.

Delivering good cheer, come rain or shine. Photo: Vivian Grisogono

His eco-friendly electric-powered float does the rounds of the local hostelries delivering good cheer (alongside the more mundane supplies of beer etc) to all and sundry, in all weathers.

Carnival fun for the float, 2016. Photo: Vivian Grisogono

Brightly decorated in football fan fashion most of the time, the float is pressed into special service for Jelsa's annual Carnival, showing off its versatility as one of the stars of the show. 

The float in Carnival mode, 2015. Photo: Vivian Grisogono

Congratulations are also due to the other recipients of the Council awards, namely Ante Lončar, who was given the lifetime work award for his multi-faceted educational work with children, especially in Jelsa's highly successful chess club. Other recipients of annual awards were Ivica Đuzel, journalist; Zvjezdana Čagalj, Director of Jelsa's kindergarden; and Natali Ann Lučić, leader of Zavala's amateur theatrical group called "Dišpet"; the local charitable association"TRIM", which makes a signoficant contribution to the sustainable development of Hvar Island, and has specifically helped during the Coronavirus crisis by distributing protective facemasks.

The float in Carnival mode, 2018. Photo: Vivian Grisogono

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Jelsa's Zbor Sv.Cecilije performing at the charity concert in aid of Eco Hvar, 14th October 2018.
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