An entire community reached out to their neighbours, friends and family at the Caffrey's Flat Hall drought and fire community session and information evening.
An amazing effort by our hall coordinator, Lola Turner who made sure that the word spread far and wide.
This included reaching the residents of Cooplacurripa, who braved the trip with fires reigniting close by and homes being protected by our local RFS teams.
More than 100 people came along to have the opportunity to talk to the community aid organisations, and get important additional information on services that are available to assist them in their hour of need.
A huge thank you to our MidCoast Council representatives that attended: Paul De Szell, councillor Katheryn Smith, Danny Green and Marcelle Boyling.
Everyone enjoyed the united efforts of the Taree Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Taree, with their barbecue and their lucky wheel.
Hams and Christmas cakes were given out throughout the afternoon.
We know the children had a lot of fun on the jumping castle.
Incredible support from local businesses including:
- Ray White Taree
- Dillon Rural (who handed out packs of animal feed and donated a large hay bale)
- Able Water Cartage (donated a load of water to a well deserving farmer)
- Louise Calvin, mobile hairdresser who donated her time and gave free haircuts.
Service organisations in attendance were: Manning Landcare, Local Land Services, Suncorp, NSW Disaster Recovery Team, Rural Aid and RFS.
We strongly urge residents to attend the next drought and fire community event that is being held at Johns River on Friday December 20.
Taree Lions Club and Rotary Club of Wingham are coordinating and Dillon Rural, NAB Bank and Ray White Real Estate Taree will also be there assisting.
-Caffreys Flat Hall