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Volunteers thanked for their help during fires

Hannelore HepburnHarvey-Waroona Reporter

About 80 volunteers from Yarloop and Cookernup enjoyed a dinner at the Cookernup Hall on Thursday as a thank you for their compassion and help during the Waroona-Yarloop bushfire at the start of the year.

Yarloop Community Resource Centre manager Julie-Ann McMiles and helpers had organised a scrumptious roast dinner and special treats to acknowledge their contribution.

Cookernup fire brigade volunteer Ron Lawrence has a chat with Murray-Wellington MLA Murray Cowper and Yarloop Bowling and Recreation Club president Ron Sackville.
Camera IconCookernup fire brigade volunteer Ron Lawrence has a chat with Murray-Wellington MLA Murray Cowper and Yarloop Bowling and Recreation Club president Ron Sackville.

Murray-Wellington MLA Murray Cowper addressed the guests and said 2016 has been a trying year.

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“I believe the Anzac spirit surfaced on this fateful night,” he said.

Harvey shire chief bushfire control officer Phil Penny meets up with Kim Beere.
Camera IconHarvey shire chief bushfire control officer Phil Penny meets up with Kim Beere.
Harvey shire chief bushfire control officer Phil Penny meets up with Kim Beere.
Camera IconHarvey shire chief bushfire control officer Phil Penny meets up with Kim Beere.
Bill and Carol Parkinson catch up with Alan Poultney.
Camera IconBill and Carol Parkinson catch up with Alan Poultney.

The night was also supported by Alcoa and not-for-profit organisation Givit whose state manager Anna Presser donated decorations and Margaret River chocolates as special treats.

Yarloop and Cookernup community association president Kerry Argent thanks Yarloop Community Resource Centre manager Julie-Ann McMiles for her tireless work.
Camera IconYarloop and Cookernup community association president Kerry Argent thanks Yarloop Community Resource Centre manager Julie-Ann McMiles for her tireless work.
Bill and Carol Parkinson catch up with Alan Poultney.
Camera IconBill and Carol Parkinson catch up with Alan Poultney.

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