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Clunes Fire Brigade's 150th celebrations
Clunes Fire Brigade has served the residents of Clunes and district for the past 150 years. To celebrate this significant milestone, the brigade invited all current and past members to the Novotel Creswick Resort for a presentation dinner on Saturday 4 October.
CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson was a guest at the dinner to acknowledge current members’ service. He presented service medals ranging from five years to 55 years and Australian National Medals.
Firefighter Robert Campbell, with the help of fellow brigade members, created 'Buckets to Pages' the Clunes Fire Brigade history book. It documents how the brigade first started and its journey to the present day. Robert and Euan Ferguson officially launched the book on the night.
The following day, the brigade opened its doors to the community along with the current and past members of the brigade. The day started at 10am with a street parade.
Creswick Brass Band led the parade, followed by Clunes Fire Brigade and Euan. Behind those marching, were vintage and current trucks.
The parade continued to the station on Alliance Street, where the community could enjoy the sun and kids' activities while looking at the trucks, listening to the brass band and getting some advice on fire safety.
Overall, it was a fantastic and memorable weekend celebrating the milestone achievement of 150 years for the Clunes Fire Brigade.