While the COVID-19 pandemic may have put large gatherings on hold, the Koroit community is finding ways around joining forces for the greater good.
This Saturday evening, the Koroit Light the Night event will be held at the Koroit Railway Station.
The night is being organised by the Koroit Irish Festival, with members of that committee setting up lanterns at the railway station for people to visit.
The lanterns will be up at the station between 7-8pm, with residents encouraged to come along and get their photo taken with the lanterns as a way to pay their respects. Social distancing rules will need to be adhered to.
These photos can then be texted to the Koroit Irish Festival who will load them onto the festival's Facebook page.
An information sheet will be in place at the station informing people where to send their photos and also with an online link to donate on the Koroit page.
People can donate to the page from now on, with the link being: https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=122420
All money collected goes to the Leukemia Foundation.
Koroit Irish Festival president Adele MacDonald said this was the third year the festival had held a Light The Night event.
"It's been a very different year so it's great we could still find a way to do Light The Night," Mrs MacDonald said.
"It's just another way for the community to join together to help others, which this town always does so well."