Work on sound shell gets go­ing

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

THE highly-an­tic­i­pated San­dra Dono­van Sound Shell hit a new mile­stone last week at the of­fi­cial launch of the con­struc­tion phase of the project.

The Sound Shell is named af­ter San­dra Dono­van who died in 2011 aged 46 and was cel­e­brated for her in­volve­ment in the lo­cal mu­sic scene, which in­cluded singing groups, dances, repertory club per­for­mances and school events.

San­dra’s mother Doris Dono­van, her sis­ter Maureen Gravett and her fi­ance John Palermo were guests of hon­our at the launch and Mrs Dono­van had the hon­our of of­fi­cially turn­ing the sod at the Man­jimup Tim­ber Park.

“We’re very happy this is go­ing ahead, peo­ple have done a lot of work in mak­ing this hap­pen,” Mrs Dono­van said.

“I’m sure San­dra would have loved this, if she was here today, she’d be help­ing out. “We ap­pre­ci­ate this be­ing done in her name.” Man­jimup Shire Coun­cil deputy pres­i­dent Dean Bavich de­scribed the sound shell as an “ex­cep­tional fa­cil­ity” that would pro­vide a mul­ti­func­tional, ro­bust and ac­ces­si­ble per­for­mance venue for Man­jimup.

“San­dra touched many lives in her short life through her mu­sic, teach­ing, per­for­mance arts and com­mu­nity spirit,” he said.

Mr Bavich added his con­grat­u­la­tions to ev­ery­one in­volved in the project.

The San­dra Dono­van Sound Shell is ex­pected to be com­pleted early next year.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Doris Dono­van was a guest of hon­our last week at the turn­ing of the sod for the Sound Shell named af­ter her late daugh­ter San­dra.

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