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The Kersbrook Fire Front Near Williamstown
The Sampson Flat bushfire hit many Adelaide Hills residents hard. Not only was valuable farm land burnt out and stock lost, but the Kersbrook fire front caused the loss of twelve houses too.
People from all about South Australia have been quick to offer financial and other support to needy people affected by the Sampson Flat fire. Fundraising events are continuing to support bushfire victims and the Country Fire Service who battled the fire so valiantly.
The Sampson Flat bushfire started just near Kersbrook, and the Kersbrook Fire Fighters Support Group have been actively trying to help the Country Fire Service with a number of activities. The latest is the Kersbrook CFS Auction and Country Fair, a free event on Sunday March 15 at Kersbrook Soldiers Memorial Park with market stalls and family entertainment.
Kersbrook CFS Volunteers Will Benefit From the Country Fair
The auction will be selling new and near new items, and all money raised on the day will benefit the Kersbrook CFS to upgrade equipment and community facilities. Some of the items to be sold include a GoPro camera, vouchers, whitegoods, jewellery, wine, accommodation and sports memorabilia.
Of course the Kersbrook CFS Auction and Country Fair will have activities for kids too - a Toy Story jumping castle, games and a lucky dip.
Lots of market stalls will tempt you, selling make up bags (goodie bags), hair accessories, lollies and liquorice, bric-a-brac, childrens toys and clothing, plants and candles. MacDonald's fruit will be selling fresh figs and plums, while hardware, safety and fire fighting equipment will also be on sale.
Ravaged Bush Land After the Sampson Flat Fire
I can't visit a country town without tasting temptations from bakeries or produce stalls, and the Kersbrook CFS Auction and Country Fair won't disappoint you. Choose from home made baked cakes and biscuits, baked potatoes, and a sausage sizzle, while the park bar will be open to satisfy thirsty travellers.
Why not take a trip up to scenic Kersbrook in the Adelaide Hills? If you're coming from Gawler you could pop into one of the local wineries too as several had close escapes. It's a 40 minute drive from Adelaide, or even less if you're north of the city. With the fire season not yet over, I can't think of more needy recipients than groups like the Kersbrook CFS. Bring your friends and the children for the day, and enjoy the family entertainment and activities for kids.
Follow the Kersbrook Fire Fighters Support Group on Facebook to get the latest on this free event, or even to book a place for your own stall. And don't forget - a nod is as good as a wink at an auction!
Humbug Scrub resident Alison Oborn is also doing her best to support Sampson Flat fire victims. After a close shave when the Kersbrook fire front burned within 20 metres of her house, Alison is publishing a book of images from the Sampson Flat bushfire to support the CFS Foundation. The CFS Foundation helps the CFS and their families in times of need, particularly if they come to harm in the line of duty. They also part-fund CFS training and raise awareness of their important work.