Sarsfield Community Association

23 November 2021

Sarsfield Community Snippets ~ Number 7

A fortnight ago we lauded the welcome rains and the green countryside. Since then we have had even more heavy rainfall and our countryside is even greener. Sarsfield continues to be a hive of activity. The Filipino Crazy Hat Friday feed was a great success with scrumptious delicacies, massive pork ribs and an array of yummy curries. The fancy hats would not have been out of place in the …. Marquee at Flemington and the social crowd congregated in the “circus tent” and around the firepot .

The Winning Hats Image: SRR Community Facebook

Cricket resumed at the SCG after being in recess for 20 years with Bruthen under 13’s on Friday night, Under 16’s on Saturday morning and the Bruthen / Sarsfield C Grade christening the wicket on Saturday afternoon. A group of volunteers laid the new “turf carpet” last week and our own Phil had the oval manicured in readiness for the first ball.

Pitch being laid Image: John Kinniburgh

Sarsfield Playgroup has begun. Operated under the umbrella of Save the Children, the Play 2 Learn sessions operate at the Community Hall from 10am until 12 noon on Wednesdays. All families with children 0-5 are most welcome to join in.

Mobile Play to Learn flyer Image: SRR Community Facebook

Women’s Space continues to be a relaxed, social catchup and cuppa held each Thursday from 1-3pm- drop in to say ‘hi’, have a chat and a laugh with other Sarsfield women.

Wood Fired Pizzas were back at the hall last week and again attracted a lot of interest. We hope that the Wood Fired Pizza truck will be a regular visitor providing a great service to our Sarsfield Community.

Friday Night Pizza and Outdoor Cinema


Our next Friday night feed is planned for the 26th of November and promises to be a great family night. The Pizza and Movie night will feature the giant outdoor screen (weather permitting) featuring the movie “Raya the Last Dragon“ Starting from 6pm there will be plenty of kid friendly activities and pizzas before the screening of the film. BYO chairs and rugs for the outdoor feature movie “Raya” - a touch of Drive-In movie nostalgia whilst munching popcorn and choc tops. The flyer is included in these Snippets and bookings must be made through the Eventbrite link.

Outdoor Movie Night Flyer Image: SRR Community Facebook

Eventbrite link to Movie and Pizza Night

Bushfire Resilience and Adaption EXPO

On Sunday 5th December the Sarsfield Recreation Reserve and Hall will be transformed into the site for the 2021 Bushfire Resilience and Adaption Expo. The concept driven by the Sarsfield Community Association will bring together a range of exhibitors showcasing products which will support rebuilding, retrofitting and preparing us for any future extreme events.

Another key feature of the expo will be presentations made by renowned “ expert” individuals and panels, discussing such things as building design, landscaping, pumps and sprinkler systems, navigating building and planning permits, biodiverse designs, mental health and wellbeing, managing and supporting pets and livestock and community and personal recovery.

CSIRO scientist Justin Leonard, Building expert Peter Collina, Architect Ian Weir, Clinical Psychologist David Younger, Senior Vet with Agriculture Victoria (and local) Dianne Phillips join us to provide high level advice and information. Black Snake Productions will provide a snake pit and wildlife shows, Wacky Wombat will present a range of interactive children’s activities and local musicians Todd Cook and Olivia Lay will keep our toes tapping throughout the day. The Royal Flying Doctor Counselling Service will provide a youth focus and the CFA and DELWP will offer advice and displays.

David Younger Image: David Younger Psychology (website)

Various businesses will provide information covering planning, architecture, building, fire bunkers, smart landscaping, alternate housing, pumps and sprinklers, and building materials.

Tom Croupe is a construction artist who will display the Tiny House on Wheels concept. He has been working on this project for five years and will display a self contained, fire resistant Tiny House at the expo.

Tiny House Image: Seventy Event Facebook

The GREEN FIRE WALLS project is an initiative of the Lakes Entrance Community Landcare group. The project focuses on creating fire-wise gardens and fire-wise farm shelterbelts using native plants which are fire resistant and fire retardant. This exhibit will give tips, information and advice about establishing fire-wise gardens with native East Gippsland fire wise plants . Green fire-walls can act as a physical barrier from radiant heat absorbing heat without burning in the first wave of fire. Fire-wise trees can reduce wind speed and trap embers and sparks and fire-wise ground covers can catch embers without catching alight, slowing down its travel.

Representatives from the Green Fire Walls project will be on hand at the Expo along with audio visual information sessions.

The event has been supported financially by the East Gippsland Community Foundation. The aim of the event is to support locals in their efforts to rebuild, better prepare us all in the event of future disasters and provide another avenue to boost our Sarsfield Community connections.

Hope to see you there.

Bushfire Resilience EXPO flyer Image: SRR Community Facebook

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