GREAT news has arrived in the form of grant application success for the Childers Historical Society.
The society’s committee waded through mountains of paperwork and red tape to be granted $16,500 for furniture and computer equipment and a further $5000 for equipment for the old pharmacy.
Committee president Bev Santacaterina said the committee are delighted with the windfall and it will benefit the society and the community.
“It will make the job of archiving a little easier with the new filling cabinets,”
It couldn’t come earlier as the small group of volunteers are struggling for space and volunteers.
“We have a small group of dedicated, hard working members and it would be great to see new younger members of our community volunteer some time,”
Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett said it was a pleasure to inform the Historical president of the grant application success.
“Grants are available to community groups and organisations to assist with purchasing items,”
“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to apply for the next round of funding and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.” Mr Bennett said.
“There are many grants available and it’s about finding ones to suit,”
Mrs Santacaterina said they house Childers’ history and it’s important to take care of all the items.
“Cataloguing is a long process and we have thousands of items and photographs to log,”
The Childers community are proud of their rural history in cane farming, and the work continues with new donations and memorabilia handed to the volunteers each day.
“The volunteers pride themselves on preserving the local history,” she said.
PLEASED: Heather Parry, MP Stephen Bennett and Bev Santacaterina.