THE FIRST stage of Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett’s long-term program to revitalise Childers’ cultural heritage is now under way.
Isis District Historical Society and Paragon Theatre will share in almost $55,000 from the Everyone’s Environment grant.
Paragon owners Merissa and Nigel Craft were excited to learn of the funds.
“I feel very grateful,” Mrs Craft said. “I’ve helplessly watched the building fall apart. The first job is to fix the wall and work on the roof and gutters.”
The historical society was awarded funds to “preserve, interpret and promote” the Old Pharmacy Museum.
MOVING AHEAD: Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett with Paragon Theatre owner Merissa Craft and her young son Eli.