VICTORIA, Arcadia, Arcadia Fire Brigade Garage Sale and Market

EVENT DATE: 30 November 2014

The Arcadia Fire Brigade which is a fully volunteer brigade belonging to CFA District 12 is holding a Garage Sale and Market at the Arcadia Recreation Reserve and Community Hall on Sunday 30th of November 2014 from 9am until 1pm. Entry to the event is by gold coin donation and all monies raised go towards the purchase of a new Ultra Light Tanker for fire fighting.
Stall sizes are 5 x 2 metres and the cost of a stall site is $15.00. Market stalls could include Fresh Produce, Plants, Arts & Crafts, Tools, Clothing, Furniture, Garden Items, Toys and more…. Please contact Ray McManus on 0418 267 261 or Ros Sinclair on 0407 662 773 to book a site.
Arcadia is 24 kilometres South of Shepparton off the Goulburn Valley Highway and is well signposted.
Please come along and support the Fire Brigade to raise money for a new vehicle.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Sunday 30th November 2014
Venue: Arcadia Recreation Reserve
Address: Main Road, ARCADIA VIC 3631
Time: 9.00am until 1.00pm
Costs: $15.00 for site

ABOUT THE HALL:

Prior to building the Arcadia Community building, the people of Arcadia held their meetings and their events such as Australia Day celebrations and Christmas Carols by Candle light in the tin shed that was home to the Arcadia Fire Brigade’s Fire Truck. The building was not heated in winter nor cooled in the summer which was at times quite uncomfortable.
In 1994, negotiations were held with to purchase a small area of land in Arcadia that was owned by the Victorian Railways. There had been some houses on part of this land that were occupied by employees of the Railways before the Railway Station was closed down on June 30th 1977.
With the purchase of the land by the Shire of Greater Shepparton Council, Arcadia Progress Association were then able to go ahead and plan for a new meeting place at Arcadia.
The CFA members, local tradesmen and the Community embraced the project whether by cash donations, or in kind labour and on April 19th 1998, the Community Centre was officially opened The new building has been a great asset to the Arcadia Community. Memorial boards are kept there honouring those that were lost in war and photos of early settlers are housed there as well.