Association seeks $20,000 in donations for hall
The Pearl Beach Progress Association is seeking help from residents, visitors and friends of Pearl Beach to help cover the costs of the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall.
"We are asking for $20,000 in donations to allow us to finish the Hall upgrades," said association publicity officer Ms Lynne Lillico.
"We would be so grateful if you could help us ensure the Memorial Hall can continue to play the vital role in our community that was always intended.
"Covid-19 and its continuing restrictive influence on our lives has placed a great strain on the finances of the Pearl Beach Progress Association, which is responsible for the Memorial Hall's upkeep, operations and finances.
"In addition to this, the cost of the much-needed renovation to the hall's back deck has also exceeded initial budget calculations.
"This is substantially due to skyrocketing building material costs and delays encountered during these Covid times."
The Memorial Hall was built in 1948 by the residents of Pearl Beach on land purchased in 1943.
"Dedicated to those who served their country in World War II, the hall is undoubtedly the epicentre of community life," said Ms Lillico.
"Not only does it host many community events, but it also offers event space for the general public for weddings and celebrations, and is a facility for civic events such as polling and community meetings."
Website, 22 Jul 2021
Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association