Hundreds of years of combined volunteer service to the Country Fire Authority has been recognised for a local brigade.
The Cobram East and Boosey Creek brigade recognised the dedication of several of its volunteers at a presentation of service awards on June 1.
Long-serving member John Lazzarotto received a 55-year medal and Max Grinter a 50-year medal.
Receiving a 45-year medal was Mervyn Powles, with Graham Goldman receiving one for 40 years and Gary Bordignon, Andrew Goldman and John Harris for 30 years.
Recognised for 25 years’ service was Christine Grinter, Richard Lazzarotto and Jack Tynan, and for 20 years’ service was Bill Harris, Ross Lukies and Simone Tynan.
Receiving a medal for 15 years’ service was Damian Van de Berg and Ben Lazzarotto, for 10 years’ service was Mick Levett and Kristel Lazzarotto and receiving a five-year certificate was Jeff Goldman.
The awards were presented by CFA District 22 operations manager Peter Bell.
This photo shows the sunlight making its way through fog blanketing the area recently. The picture was taken by Sally Howlett at Glenarron Farms, Katunga, last Wednesday. The region has continued to experience frosty, cool temperatures this month, dropping to a low of -2.8°C on Friday, June 23. It also dropped to -1.5°C on June 21, as well as dropping below zero another four times since June 20. Mornings are expected to remain chilly this week, with the Bureau of Meterology predicting low temperatures of 1°C and 2°C for the remainder of the week, and dropping to -3°C overnight on Saturday.
Performance: Rob ‘Cher’ Tisbury and entertain the Biggest Morning Tea crowd. David Sinderberry
Special honours: (back) Jack Tynan, Noah Harris, Richard Lazzarotto, John Lazzarotto, John Harris, Damian Van de Berg, Mervyn Powles, Ross Lukies, (front) Simone Tynan, Ben Lazzarotto, Christine Grinter, Kristel Lazzarotto, Graham Goldman, Bill Harris, Max Grinter and Peter Bell.
Fun day: Almost 100 people enjoyed a special morning tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council.