Fifty years later . . .
The Tatura Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary celebrated their 50-year anniversary on Sunday, June 14, with past and present members enjoying an afternoon tea at the fire station.
Current president Ruth Johnson welcomed all present and the minutes of the first meeting of the auxiliary were read by Margaret Lucas, who was elected the first president at that meeting in 1965.
Foundation and life members Marg Chance and Marie Wright, who are both still current members, related numerous stories from the events that had occurred in the past 50 years the auxiliary has been operating.
Namely, the first fundraising raffle with tickets costing 20¢ and the prize being electric blankets for a family of four.
Numerous other stories of children’s Christmas parties, raising funds for lighting at the competition track, street stalls and fun activities held by mem- bers entertained ladies present.
Many members then told of their experiences and recollections, and of the lasting friendships they had made with other auxiliary members.
Len Balfour, the VFBV representative, then presented the ladies with a plaque in appreciation of the support they had given Tatura Fire Brigade, and this was followed by the cutting of a celebration cake.