HUNDREDS of Sebastopol locals lined Albert Street on Friday night to say thanks to a brigade which has given so much to the community.
The Sebastopol CFA enjoyed its 150th birthday with three days of celebrations including Friday’s street march, a special commemorative dinner and an open day for families on Sunday.
But there wasn’t too much time to celebrate with volunteer crews out early on Sunday morning doing burn offs in preparation for what is expected to be a busy fire season.
Treasurer Tony Brady said it was good to see so many locals come out to support the brigade in its candlelight march.
“We had a few hundred lining street and we rapt that we had 16 brigades, bands, vintage trucks all take part in the parade,” he said.
“It’s been a terrific weekend, everyone has had a great time.”
It is expected that new artwork, to be placed on the original facade and depicting the station’s history, will be completed within the coming weeks to cap off the celebrations.
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