Barbies and music to say thanks for fire efforts

Published on 11 September 2018


A free barbecue and live music will be provided at events being held to thank all those involved with the South West Fire efforts.

Corangamite Shire Mayor Jo Beard invited everyone in the area to come along, especially those who had been directly affected.

“These will be low-key events where people can get together with other community members and relax.

“Everyone has been flat out over recent months and it’s really important to look after ourselves and not wear ourselves out.

“Please come and join us in thanking all those involved with the vital assistance and support during and following the South West Fires.

“That includes the emergency services and volunteers who put in so much effort during the emergency, BlazeAid, and all of the support agencies, suppliers and businesses who have helped in the recovery, even people in the street who cared enough to stop and ask ‘Are you OK’?”.

Flynn Gurry will provide the music at the Cobden and Timboon events and Ian “Bidge” Boyd will perform at Terang and Camperdown.

The events, from 11 am – 2 pm, are:

  • BBQ in the Park, Sunday 16 September Apex Park, Cobden.
  • BBQ on the Lawn, Monday 17 September Terang RSL.
  • BBQ on Bailey, Saturday 22 September Timboon Playground
  • BBQ on the Green, Sunday 23 September Camperdown Golf Club.

Please RSVP to  Sarah Troisi on 0447 093 186 or by 13 September for the 16 and 17 September events and by 20 September for the 22 and 23 September events.

For catering purposes, please give the number of people coming, and any special dietary requirements.