|Allan Sangwell, left, presents a grant to Molesworth Community|
Hall representatives Sue and Michael Farley.
No homes were lost in the Molesworth fires, which started in Glen Dhu Rd in the first week of February and soon covered a huge area stretching as far as the outskirts of Lachlan. The fire burned for weeks in largely inaccessible areas and damage to fences and outbuildings was extensive.
The shocking start to the year stirred Tasmanian Freemasons into action with a fundraising effort launched in February and continuing until May when the task of identifying community projects most in need of assistance started. Funds are about to be distributed to assist in replacing facilities lost in the fires in the Sorell and Tasman municipalities and a presentation of $15,000 was recently made to assist the Molesworth community through its community hall.