The Big and Small halls at Central Tilba are getting spruced up and equipped with new life-saving equipment thanks to the hard work of the Central Tilba School of Arts Trust and some generous community donations.
Narooma Rotary Club has donated another defibrillator to the arts trust, which has been placed in the general store across the road should anyone at the halls or Tilba have a heart attack.
Narooma Sporting and Services Club general manager Tony Casu meanwhile dropped into the halls last week to make a $500 donation to the trust for the purchase of first aid kits for the halls.
“We see Tilba as part of our family and we have a lot of members from here,” Mr Casu said. “The safety of people here is just as important as anywhere in the Narooma area.”
Arts trust president Janine Halasz said other projects that funds were being raised for including resanding and polishing the floors of both halls, while an acoustic consultant was working out how to improve the sound quality in the Big Hall.
“Getting the floors done and improving the acoustics done will really give the whole place new life and make it even busier for functions and events,” Mrs Halasz said.
The Small Hall kitchen was also being renovated with new cupboards to house new catering equipment that is to be used for functions from weddings to wakes, a number of which had already happened in recent months.
There are also still plans to finish off the new CWA function room underneath the Small Hall so that it could be used for regular meetings, she said. The trust was a non-profit organisation and bookings can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org