By Rose Astley
On Sunday afternoon, a small group of Cooroibah residents held a special community event to give their sincere thanks to all the Rural Fire, QFES, Wildlife rescuers and other emergency services for their tireless efforts at fighting the Cooroibah fire.
The event was attended by a staggering 200 residents and many rural fire volunteers, the children were thrilled that the fire trucks attended and sounded their sirens upon arrival. Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington was also in attendance and was thanked by residents for his support.It was a wonderful afternoon under the trees where residents could share their stories and also meet other people to create new friendships and strengthen old ones.
A few of the resident coordinators, Renee Black, Alan Taylor and Erin Green were truly humbled by the number of residents whom attended and the generous amount of food and drinks that residents brought along to share with their fire heroes.
A donation bucket was passed around during the evening, and a remarkable $1344 was raised for the local rural fire service branches.Overall a wonderful evening was had by all.
Story contributed by Erin Green, co-coordinator.