Great afternoon: the Invermay Progress Association’s annual CFA fundraiser is set for 28 February. Photo: FILE

Fire support is Invermay way

February 23, 2021 BY

NOW in its sixth year, the Invermay Progress Association is preparing to host its annual CFA fundraising afternoon later this month.

Set for wightwick winery on Sunday, 28 February from 1.30pm, the afternoon will be full of specialty wine, craft beer, live music and community company.

Invermay Progress Association vice-president Pam Troon said the event has always been successful and she was hoping for another great year.

“Last year was amazing, we raised just over $7000 and over the past five years we have raised in excess of $19,000,” she said.

“It’s very generous of wightwick winery to have us out there for the day, we usually have some live music, wines from the winery and we have Red Duck Brewery come along as well.

“We’re really proud of the community, people have been coming for years, it’s great to see.”

Tickets to the afternoon are $10 for adults and free for kids and Ms Troon said after such a bad year for bushfires, the fundraiser is an easy way for the community to give back to the CFA.

“I think people really see the need and importance of a well-equipped fire brigade,” she said.

“We started fundraising initially because our fire brigade needed equipment and an extra truck but there’s always constant upgrading of equipment, repairs and maintenance needed to be done.”

With COVID guidelines in place for the day, organisers are asking guests to bring their own food, chairs and hand sanitiser, as well as sign in when arriving.