Kybong Hall improvements threatened

ORGANISATIONS are urged to make use of the Kybong Hall to ensure upgrading of the building goes ahead.

Hall committee secretary Eddie Gresham said plans are drawn up and ready for tenders to be called to provide disabled access, toilets and sound mitigation, as well as works to the front of the hall.

“At present the Kybong Hall is going through a difficult period with few organisations wishing to organise dances even though they are a lucrative event attracting good crowds,” Mr Gresham said.

“At the recently-held annual general meeting, great difficulty was experienced filling the committee positions. Unless more interest can be obtained from the local community, there is a definite danger that the work will not go ahead and the Kybong Hall will languish.”

The original Kybong Hall, built in 1911 near the present G.B. Masonry site to service the Kybong and Mothar Mountain communities, burnt down in 1935. Dances were held on the verandah of the house at Anunaka to help raise funds for a new hall which was built in 1935.

By the early 1960s, the trustees had moved or passed on and the then Widgee Shire Council decided to take ownership of local halls.

There were two tennis courts adjacent the hall with an enthusiastic local team in the 1940s and '50s. There was also a strong Kybong indoor bowls club from the 1960s to '80s.

For inquiries about Kybong Hall phone Eddie Gresham on 5483 5130.

Gympie Times

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