Knitting for maintenance of the Urangan QCWA hall
MANY cakes were sold and craft days held to raise enough funds to fix up the Urangan Queensland Country Women's Association hall after the charity group bought the dilapidated building in 1996.
Now, 19 years on, the ladies are once again getting out their knitting needles in an effort to pay for urgent maintenance on the Pulgul St building.
President Cae Adams said funds raised at their annual Tombola and Handcraft Competition would help replace about 94 of the halls stumps that are infested with termites.
"We're really going to have a lot of money coming in to spend on it," Mrs Adams said.
"We've also had to get a lot of new plumbing done, so we also had an extensive plumbing bill.
"We used to have a cake stall once a month at Dayman Park but with members ageing and no young ones, the funds have stopped."
In the association's 50-year history in Hervey Bay, Mrs Adams said the group had served the community well with many donations, which they hope to continue in the future.
"The aim of the association is to help women and children and people in need in the community.
"We try to give regular donations to Blue Care, Meals on Wheels, Riding for the Disabled and domestic violence.
"We also have our handcraft days where people can come and learn different crafts and things like that and I think it helps if people are lonely."
Urangan QCWA purchased their meeting hall in 1996.
They are now are raising funds to pay for replacement of 94 termite infected stumps and plumbing.