There were no families in churches or firetrucks in streets - Good Friday 2020 has been like none other.
With the Good Friday Appeal switched to a virtual platform, tins in businesses were important as ever and Phil Singleton supported the cause for another year at the Kangaroo General Store in Bonegilla.
"We've filled a few tins ... I've had the business for 30 years," he said.
Business has slowed right down for Mr Singleton with the drop-off in visitors to Lake Hume.
"We're closing early for Easter. I'll start back up again, but probably with just me, to keep things like the post going," he said.
Even the traditionally-packed fish-and-chip shops around the region were quieter than normal.
It was the Ageing Frog Fish Bar's slowest Good Friday in eight years.
"We usually take a lot of pre-orders ... it's been quiet," co-owner Shannon Smith said.
"We're still open, but we're down because of the bushfires, and this is usually the biggest time of the year with the Golden Horseshoes Festival."
The festival has been cancelled for this year and will return in 2021.
The Good Friday Appeal is hosting a 'Virtual Tin Shake' to support the Royal Children's Hospital instead of virtually collecting donations for 2020.
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Leading the charge for the region is the Wodonga town tin shake at $7386, followed by Albury at $5310.
There are also additional tallies being complied by the CFA. Donate at: https://www.virtualtinshake.com/.
In 2019, Albury's overall Good Friday Appeal total was $94,284 and Wodonga's was $88,689.