Fifty years later . . .

The Tatura Guardian - - People - — San­dra Witham

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.

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