Jabuk hall's gates jazzed up through commemorative grant

UNVEILED: The memorial gates, plaques, and surrounds at Jabuk Community Hall have been spruced up and officially unveiled. Photo: Supplied.
UNVEILED: The memorial gates, plaques, and surrounds at Jabuk Community Hall have been spruced up and officially unveiled. Photo: Supplied.

The memorial gates, plaques, and surrounds at Jabuk Community Hall have been spruced up and officially unveiled.

The hall committee applied for a grant through the federal government's Saluting Their Service program, and received $9505 to restore the gates and plaques, install a flagpole, and landscape the area.

The completed projects were officially opened by Member for Barker Tony Pasin on Sunday, October 17.

Jabuk Community Hall vice president Tammy O'Malley numerous community members undertook the projects over the last few months.

"Everyone chipped in where they could and when they could all with the same motivation to create community pride within our little town of Jabuk but to also preserve our War memorial in memory of those who served, for the present and future generations," she said.

"A special acknowledgement goes to our president Tim Colthorpe. It's been Tim's dedication and lots of spare time that have helped this project come to fruition, so credit when credit's due."

She said the committee was "extremely humbled and honoured" to have a cannon made of scrap metal by artist Mallee Boy Art donated and installed in the memorial gardens.

Mr Pasin said he was pleased the Jabuk Community Hall received the grant from the Saluting their Service program, which is aimed at honouring the service and sacrifice made by Australian Defence personnel.

He said the project planning had been 20 years in the making.

"Thank you to all the Jabuk Community Hall committee who worked tirelessly on this project to ensure that our service personnel receive the recognition that they rightly deserve," he said.

"The Jabuk Community Hall is a fantastic organisation with a well-deserved reputation in the community."

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