Arts grants for Childers
AMONG the recently announced recipients of the Regional Arts Development Fund grants for 2016 were two photographers and two writers who proposed to collaborate to create a guide for Childers promoting the town’s highlights with catching images and stories of the past and present.
Childers local and writer Petra de Jong said the guide aimed to show images of our countryside, heritage town and the people.
“When I read the booklet by Mrs Iris Thomson, there was such pride and cohesion in Childers as a community. The descriptions of building the town in the early 1900s and the initiative and resilience of people were tremendous,” she said.
“By dedicating the new guide to Childers and the immediate area, we hope to contribute in a small way to help grow social cohesion.
The group of four will seek further funding for the publication of the guide.
Photographers Sue Anderson and Bill Fuller are pleased to contribute their time and talent to the guide.
Writer Marianne Lethbridge said she was looking forward to talking to the people of Childers.
ARTS GRANT FOR CHILDERS: Marianne Lethbridge, Bill Fuller, Sue Anderson and Petra de Jong.