Ser­vice awarded

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

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.

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