A family fun day was held at Wunghnu to thank and raise money for all the CFA brigades that fought the Wunghnu Complex fire in February.JENNA BISHOP April 14, 2014 3:11am
Wunghnu CFA's Bill Fleming and Brendan Mills with Kaarimba CFA members Barry Hinchcliffe, Howard Lowe and George Brown-Shepherd.
It was perfect weather for a family fun day with a special cause at Wunghnu on Saturday.
A special event at the Wunghnu Tavern saw locals turn out to say thanks to the region’s volunteer fire brigades, which battled February’s Wunghnu Complex blaze.
More than $2000 was raised on the day, which will be donated to the Wunghnu, Waaia, Drumanuare and Kaarimba brigades.
Jumping castles, Crackles the Clown and pony rides kept children entertained while there were plenty of stalls, food and local music for the whole family.
The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance, handing out plenty of chocolate eggs to eager children.
Event co-ordinator Sandi Mcrae said the day was about thanking the volunteers for the efforts during February’s fire, which burnt more than 9000
‘‘After the fires, I was thinking that if it wasn’t for the firefighters, we might not have houses to live in,’’ she said.
‘‘They were helping other people and a lot of the firefighters had land out near the fires as well, which was being burned as they were fighting fires elsewhere.’’
Ms Mcrae said the event had a steady turnout, with plenty of people arriving for a big evening.
She thanked People Supporting People, Crackles the Clown, volunteers, stall holders and local businesses and families that donated to the raffle and event.
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