Skipton brigade gets creative in Hay Bale Trail

Skipton Fire Brigade recently took part in the Corangamite Shire Hay Bale Trail which aims to boost tourism and community spirit following the COVID-19 lockdown. 


The trail was created around the Corangamite Shire for members of the community to explore and see a range of hay bale creations.

Skipton Fire Brigade Captain Chris Heywood said the brigade had taken part in many community-focused events in the past, but this is the first time they had painted hay bales.

“A few members were involved in creating the hay bale," Chris said. "Also, there a couple helped place bales around the town and one of our members supplied a lot of the bales.

“Our members hold positions in many clubs around town and a couple of us decorated captain Koala.

“It was just a fun, light-hearted thing to do. Although we are all busy and COVID-19 has changed a lot of day-to-day things for people, in my eyes this was just a good bit of fun and shows that the brigade is still there and has not lost its community spirit."

Author: Holly Penketh