Re­vi­tal­is­ing Childers

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

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.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

MOV­ING AHEAD: Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett with Paragon The­atre owner Merissa Craft and her young son Eli.

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