The upgraded Nanneella Hall was officially opened on the weekend.By Elaine Cooney
The Nanneella Hall was officially opened at the weekend after a lengthy delay in its revitalisation project.
Deputy mayor Greg Toll officially opened the hall at the completion of the $485,154 project.
‘‘Community halls play an important role in the social and cultural lives of towns across the Campaspe Shire, often serving as the heart of each community,’’ he said.
He said the upgraded hall would support the growth of the Nanneella and Timmering communities by providing a centre which could be used as an attractive facility to host events for the wider community.
Nanneella Hall Committee treasurer Joan Jenkins said she was ‘‘exuberant’’ the hall was open and had been taking many bookings for classes and functions.
‘‘We have a kitchen to die for with a big, beautiful oven,’’ she said.
She said the stage area had opened up to include offices in the back of the hall.
Mrs Jenkins said the offices would be ideal for counselling services or for child vaccination clinics.
Members of the Nanneella community were entertained at the opening by Clark and the Jammers, while children enjoyed the jumping castle and clown.
Nanneella Hall Committee president Alistair Gibson made a presentation at the opening to treasurer Mrs Jenkins for her dedication and work in seeing the project completed.
Mrs Jenkins made a presentation of flowers and plaque to Des and Penny Hocking for the 38 years of service they had given to the Nanneella Hall.
In preparation for the opening, Grant Robinson, Isaac Vredenburg and Brett Wileman, put down 100 tonnes of gravel and 100m of eucalyptus mulch.
Native plants were then planted in front of the building and down the sides.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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