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Rosedale to thank first responders at family fun day

Issued: 
May 14, 2021

Rosedale locals are set to show their appreciation for first responders with a day dedicated to recognising emergency service members for their hard work and sacrifice in the face of bushfires and the Covid-19 pandemic.  

The Rosedale Communities First Responders Appreciation and Family Fun Day will bring the community and members of the Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service, Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police together at Prince Street Reserve on Sunday 6 June.

First responders will demonstrate the life-saving work they do, and offer children a chance to check out an emergency vehicle and have their photo taken behind a fire-fighter photo cut-out board.

There will be live music from local band Ten Gallon Rush, educational displays, a barbecue, community stalls, a Lion coffee van, face painting, giant games, a bouncy castle and more.

Most importantly, an awards ceremony will be held to give thanks to first responders for their dedication and bravery.  

While in the park, check out local artist Shane Priestley’s mural, which depicts the town’s firefighters battling the Rosedale bushfire of 2019.

The day will be delivered with community events funding from the state government, with assistance from Wellington Shire Council’s Emergency Management Team.

To volunteer or involve a group, contact Louise on 0457 088 578 or louises@wellington.vic.gov.au.

Rosedale Communities First Responders Appreciation and Family Fun Day, 10am-2pm, Sunday 6 June, Prince Street Reserve, Rosedale.

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