BOOYAL WORK TO RESTORE HALL
Hall maintenance an act of remembrance of soldiers
BOOYAL volunteers brought along their sanding machines to work on a vital revamp of their hall on Sunday morning.
The weatherboard-clad building at 34 Causeway Rd was erected in 1916 by returned soldiers from the First World War.
The inscription above the stage reads: “Erected by the returned soldiers of Booyal. The Great War 1914-18. In Memory of our fallen comrades”.
Maintenance of the hall is ultimately an act of respect for these brave men. Today the Booyal community owns the hall and it is valued as a pivotal venue for workshops and celebrations.
Hall committee secretary Heather McMahon said the goal was to contribute to a healthier community.
The hall offers a variety of activities for all ages, ranging from photography workshops to a camp oven night with entertainment.
April will see the launch of the “Booyal 10,000 step challenge”, which is a competition involving the wider region using pedometers to keep scores.
The hall committee plans to line the walls inside the hall to create a historic photo wall with pictures of the Booyal Anzacs who are listed on two honour boards.
The project is estimated to cost $50,000.
The committee reaches out to generous people and businesses for donations and support. Phone Heather McMahon 0417 951 154.
LEST WE FORGET: Volunteers work on a vital revamp of Booyal Hall to honour fallen soldiers.