THE Apex Club of Wodonga fired up the Belvoir Park community pizza oven for the first time on Sunday to celebrate Harmony Day.
The oven, which took two years to organise and construct, will be open to the public on a further five dates throughout the year.
Project co-ordinator Paul Kavanagh said it was immensely satisfying to have the oven up and running.
“This has been a long time coming, it's taken a bit of effort and persistence to get there, but we did,” he said.
“We saw this as a good project that we could use to contribute to the community.
“We've started off just having the six dates this year, but we're hoping next year we'll be able to have it open every fortnight.”
Club members cooked roughly 70 pizzas for more than 100 people who turned up.
The oven was a joint effort between the federal and Victorian governments, Apex and Wodonga Council.
The next open day for the oven will be on April 16, Easter Saturday.