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Basin's April Moomba Queen
Basin CFA volunteer April Himmelriech has joined 6 other emergency service and Salvation Army personnel as this year's Moomba Monarchs.
At a ceremony outside Melbourne Town Hall this morning, 18 February, April donned her crown, honoured for her contribution to the community along side members from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, DSE, SES, St John's Ambulance and MFB.
April said she was thrilled CFA was being recongnised at the same time hundreds of CFA personnel continue to battle fires accross the state
"To be here representing CFA is incredbile. They are my family and I'm honoured to be rerpesenting them and the organisation that supports me as a volunteer, and every other volunteer," April said.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Cr Robert Doyle said as a community festival at heart, Moomba will this year honour the true heroes of our community.
“The staff and volunteers of these organisations deserve this kind of recognition. The eight services have nominated these individuals as representatives who exemplify the courage that community and emergency service personnel show in their everyday working lives.”
The Monarchs will be part of the famous Moomba Parade along St Kilda Road on 11 March.
Please see the following article posted on Weekendnotes.com