Over the past few months the brigades have been invited to some of 2010’s Spring Carnival events to tin rattle, raising funds towards new equipment for both brigades.
With the boys set up selling the best sausages and veggie burgers on course, other members were setting up to promote CFA’s Community Safety messages.
Captain Koala emerged at the starting gate; however he was a little slow down the straight. Meeting 'Giddy Up', the on course music combo on the first bend, it was race on. Our infamous Captain Koala was later seen trying to enter fashions of the field to no avail, strutting his stuff to the beat of 'Giddy Up’s' magical beat and all the children wanting a 'High 5'.
As lunch time emerged, race goers made their way to the food, while the children nudged their way towards 'Little Pat', the fire truck, and the infamous 'Smokehouse'. After a little hesitation, families who had not experienced CFA gravitated towards brigade members.
Soon members were selling the message of 'Get down low and go go go', 'Stop Drop and Roll', but Freddie Fireballs and badge making were coming in at equal first place.
After a very long day with show bags, badge making, Freddie Fireballs all gone to new homes and the Smokehouse nearly out of puff; it was time to pack up.
However, the last and littlest member of the Caulfield Racecourse Family Day was last seen helping pack up and waving goodbye to weary brigade members as they made their way home.
To the boys and girls of Seville and Yellingbo Brigades, a job very well done and congratulations, and to the families of the inner suburbs of Melbourne, thank you.