Many hands make a beau­ti­ful hall

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE huge task of restor­ing Mun­dub­bera’s RSL Hall is com­plete.

Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of community mem­bers and busi­nesses the hall has been re­turned to its for­mer struc­turally-sound state.

Mun­dub­bera sub branch pres­i­dent John Og­den said he was grate­ful to all who helped in any way to bring the dream of a few to re­al­ity.

“It has been a mas­sive job, start­ing from the ground up with ex­ter­nal res­tump­ing, re­cladding, re­paint­ing, re­place­ment of gut­ter­ing and roof,” he said.

“The bank bal­ance may be di­min­ished some­what but Mun­dub­bera now has a hall that it can be proud of.”

“In­ter­nally dis­trict ex­ec­u­tive helped with fi­nanc­ing a new floor when the old one kept col­laps­ing in the process of res­tump­ing, and Lions Club of Mun­dub­bera helped our mem­bers with paint­ing.

“In­sur­ance pro­vided us with a much­needed new ceil­ing.

“The Women’s Aux­il­iary sup­plied the fi­nance to pur­chase new fans, tables and var­nish for the new floor and lo­cal handy­man Dave Holleran gave us his ser­vices for this job.

“Not to be for­got­ten is the lovely new hall sign done for us by Robbo De­signs of Mun­dub­bera.”

The old sign was not dis­carded and will be kept as mem­o­ra­bilia.

Mone­tary as­sis­tance from the Ma­sonic Lodge funded an im­prove­ment to the dis­abil­ity ramp and the women’s aux­il­iary paid to ex­tend the ramp with a foot­path to the ex­ist­ing coun­cil path­way.

“We were also ex­tremely lucky in ac­quir­ing pew-type seat­ing from the Ma­sonic Lodge when they dis­banded, which now take pride of place around the walls of the hall with plaques at­tached ac­knowl­edg­ing their ori­gins,” Mr Og­den said.

He ex­tended thanks to the hard work of many vol­un­teers from the Mun­dub­bera community, funds from RSL dis­trict ex­ec­u­tive, Mun­dub­bera RSL Women’s Aux­il­iary and grants from Jupiter’s Casino Community Ben­e­fit Fund.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

LOOK­ING GREAT: Mun­dub­bera’s RSL Hall is once again a safe, at­trac­tive build­ing thanks to re­cent re­pair and main­te­nance work. Pres­i­dent John Og­den and ex-ser­vice­man Charles Dove are thrilled with the re­sult.

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