Malmsbury Project hosted the 2017 Malmsbury Easter Egg Hunt at the Botanical Gardens last Friday to raise funds for the CFA.
Organisers and CFA members Tiffany Speight, Honni Morris and Helen Card ran the event which included two age-appropriate egg hunts a sausage sizzle, face painting by Pass the Parcel and craft activities.
More than 200 children turned up to make the mad dash to collect as many Easter eggs that their bags could hold, and more than 800 attended this year's event as Malmsbury turned on the glorious weather!
The guest of honour, the Easter Bunny, arrived on top of the firetruck flanked by many CFA volunteers who escorted him wherever he went.
Malmsbury Fire Brigade 1st lieutenant Darren Burren was full of praise for the event.
"The support we get from our community is fantastic. Events like this not only support their fire brigade but also bring the community, especially the kids together," he said.
"I've been in Malmsbury 17 years and I've never seen such a community spirit!"
The CFA volunteers were on hand for the whole event helping with the cooking of the sausage sizzle, manning the Easter Egg Hunts and engaging with the youth on how a firetruck works with some hose demonstrations for a lucky few.
Izzy (8) said it was "the best day ever!"
Bunnings sponsored a basket full of goodies and a voucher for the very popular Adult Run won by Malmsbury local Billy Bates.
The event raised more than $1500 and was made possible by generous donations from Malmsbury General Store Lucky 7, Open2View Macedon Ranges, Bakers Delight Kyneton, Woolworths Kyneton, Hardwicks, IGA Kyneton, Bunnings Bendigo, Express Printers, Moto Bean and Watts Fresh.
The fire brigade was also paid a visit last week by Premier Daniel Andrews who announced a new $375,000 tanker was on its way.