Last hur­rah for Eden­hope hall

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

West Wim­mera Shire Coun­cil has an­nounced pub­lic events at Eden­hope Me­chan­ics Hall be­fore con­struc­tion starts on a new com­mu­nity cen­tre.

Af­ter many years of coun­cil plan­ning, con­sul­ta­tion and se­cur­ing of fund­ing, the hall will soon be de­mol­ished to make room for a new com­mu­nity cen­tre.

The coun­cil has se­cured $1.3-mil­lion in fed­eral and state gov­ern­ment fund­ing for the new cen­tre.

A de­mo­li­tion ten­der is open and the coun­cil will re­lease a con­struc­tion ten­der in the com­ing weeks.

The coun­cil will de­cide whether the build­ing will be built in one or two stages based on ten­ders and money avail­able.

The new cen­tre will in­clude a li­brary, gen­eral ac­tiv­ity and func­tion spa­ces and meet­ing rooms.

The Me­chan­ics In­sti­tute first gained recog­ni­tion in Eden­hope in 1889 and Eden­hope Me­chan­ics Hall has for many years been a venue for com­mu­nity events.

An 18-and-un­der Hal­loween-themed Freeza event will be on Wed­nes­day next week, com­mu­nity open and mem­o­ra­bilia days on No­vem­ber 8 and 9 and The Last Cur­tain Cabaret on No­vem­ber 10.

Dur­ing the Hal­loween event, teenagers have an in­vi­ta­tion to at­tend Eden­hope Freeza – Night of Hor­rors where or­gan­is­ers have ar­ranged mu­sic, food, re­fresh­ments and buses from Kaniva and Goroke.

The hall open days next week will be from 2pm to 5pm for any­one who wants to have a last walk through the hall.

Mem­o­ra­bilia will be on dis­play and an af­ter­noon tea will be sup­plied on No­vem­ber 9.

The Last Cur­tain Call Cabaret will be the fi­nal event at the hall.

The coun­cil has called on any­one with pho­tos, videos or ac­counts of the hall they would be happy to share to get in touch.

Coun­cil lead­ers have guar­an­teed they would take care of mem­o­ra­bilia and it would be re­turned af­ter the cabaret.

The coun­cil has also put out a call to any­one keen to per­form one last song at the hall dur­ing the cabaret evening.

Peo­ple seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion can call Sarah El­lis on 5585 9900 or email Sara­hellis@west­wim­mera.vic.gov.au.

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