The Upper Pappinbarra community will informally meet on Sunday as residents continue their recovery from the recent devastating bushfires.
Valley residents Heather Smith and Lisa McLeod are organising the event for the Pappinbarra Recreation Grounds on November 8.
Ms Smith said the very low key, COVID-friendly gathering was designed to get the community together.
"Many of the families that live at the top end of the (Pappinbarra) valley were heavily impacted by the firestorm that hit our area," she said.
"This is a check-in for the community.
"We are really looking forward to everyone coming along on the day.
"Particularly, we are wanting to look after our Rural Fire Service community too," she said.
"These are the people who were helping others in the community by being out there fighting fires when they were the ones who were also losing fences and other buildings on their own properties.
"Broadly, many other people have just so much going on at different levels.
"We all know that we have another fire season upon us, we are all thinking about last year's events and we are all still patching up things on own properties.
"And we all want the predicted weather patterns to be correct," she said.
Funding from the Australian Red Cross will offset catering costs.
Ms Smith said the Pappinbarra Progress Association had been stymied in its efforts to run events this year due to COVID-related restrictions.
"So there's been none of those typical ways for us to attend a community event together," she added.
Ms McLeod said residents are feeling like they haven't been able to catch-up with each other.
"This is a time to bring all those people together - particularly from the top end of the valley - to be part of the one community," she said.
"There are a lot of people who choose to live where they do, but this event is a good, informal way for families to catch-up with each other without intruding on their privacy.
"There are also a few new families that have moved into the area that we are all yet to meet.
"It feels like we have been bush fighting fires and keeping our own families together for too long.
"This is our first opportunity in 12 months to come together.
"Personally, I am really looking forward to catching up.
"But there is no pressure and no expectation on anyone," she said.
Ms McLeod described the residents of the Pappinbarra Valley as "a really good bunch of people".
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