Res­i­dent’s plea pays off for hall

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.”

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

BRIGHT FU­TURE: Joe and Lyle Avis are re­lieved to have raised some funds to save Mulgildie Hall.

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