Resident’s plea pays off for hall
MULGILDIE residents were in danger of losing access to their town’s historic community hall. With no money to pay the public liability insurance, Mulgildie School of Arts Committee president Joe Avis put out a plea to the community for their support in this newspaper on November 8. And it paid off. Last year the bill for the hall’s insurance came to just more than $1400. With little use apart from public meetings and the Art Council, the income was not there to cover this cost. Mr Avis started selling raffle tickets in Monto’s main street in August, and by November, raised about $500. Now, about $1400 has been collected. “We are now more confident as we have just about enough to pay the insurance. We particularly want to acknowledge the public’s generosity,” he said. “We are pleased (Central and North Burnett Times) ran the story not so long ago. It woke a few people up and got them supporting us.”
BRIGHT FUTURE: Joe and Lyle Avis are relieved to have raised some funds to save Mulgildie Hall.