Lots of fun at Franklin on Australia Day. Fabulous to see our friend Shirley Tongs receive an Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from the Premier Will Hodgman and Mayor Peter Coad, a well-deserved accolade. Then onto messing about in boats as the Living Boat Trust encouraged children to build a paddle and get busy in rowing boats, what a great idea. There were rides in The Nancy accompanied by steamboats Lady Lavinia and Leprena. With the oval full of stalls, free food from the Bendigo Bank Team, and perfect weather, again the Huon Valley was just the right place to be!