The Gilmore Progress association got the best Christmas present they could have hoped for in the form of $50,000 from the State Government for repairs and renovations to the Gilmore Hall.
The money was secured by Snowy Valleys Council through round two of the Government’s Stronger Country Communities fund and is part of a $700,000 package for projects in Tumut, Gilmore and Talbingo.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor, and Wagga Wagga-based MLC Wes Fang were in all three places making the announcements on Tuesday.
Some of this money will be spent on redoing the floor of the 91-year-old and much loved and used hall.
Gilmore Progress Association projects coordinator Col Locke was understandably happy about the announcement.
“Honestly, it’s really good,” he said.
“It will allow all the projects to be completed and to finish off the hall. It will now be available to future generations.”
The renovations this money will allow will complement the great deal for work done by the Progress Association over the years.