Members of the Gladstone Seventh-day Adventist Church are delighted at having secured a grant to upgrade their Community Hall.
A $16,236 grant from the QGC Communities Fund enabled the group to complete the refurbishment of the hall’s kitchen.
The grant was used to engage Gladstone business, W & V Cabinets who, with the assistance of Church members, removed the 43-year-old kitchen and appliances, replaced floor coverings, relocated the hot water system, installed new kitchen cabinets, and repainted doors and walls.
The new kitchen plan includes servery window into the hall. This provides easier access to the kitchen for the purpose of conducting vegetarian cooking demonstrations and serving food.
Spokesperson from the Gladstone Seventh-day Adventist Church Pastor Ernie Wojnar said: “We believe upgrading this kitchen will benefit the local community who will be able to access activities including cooking classes, health presentations, community meetings and children’s projects.
“This QGC grant has enabled us to upgrade the standard of the community hall to comply with current health and safety requirements.
“We are grateful to QGC as the funding they have provided for this project makes it possible for members of the local community to continue to use and enjoy this facility,” Pr Wojnar said.
The QGC Communities fund is part of QGC’s commitment to helping enhance regional liveability.