The 14th edition of the Glenaroua CFA Brigade’s Woolley Cup has proved a booming success, with 200 locals in attendance and more than $8,000 raised for the local CFA team, which boasts 1065 years of combined service.
The annual sheep races provide an opportunity for the Glenaroua region to come together and recognise volunteers for their achievements and significant contribution to the community.
Local MP Annabelle Cleeland said the event reflected the meaning of community.
“It was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to MC the prestigious Woolley Cup,” Ms Cleeland said.
“The whole town turned out to make the night a roaring success with plenty of laughs and all-important fundraising for the CFA brigade.
“In a town of around 150 people, to have more than 200 locals come to the races is testament to the strength and connection of the Glenaroua region.”
Ms Cleeland thanked volunteers for organising the evening and for the CFA’s work in the community.
“Pam Beerens wears a couple of hats in the community. Secretary/Treasurer of the Glenaroua CFA and Secretary of the Seymour Ag & Pastoral Society,” Ms Cleeland said.
“With plenty of helping hands, including the amazing Leigh Arandt auctioneering, her team has put together another sensational instalment of sheep racing.
“CFA brigades are home to some of the most selfless and community focused people you will ever see. It’s great to see an event like this bring people together, entertain and raise essential funds.”