SUPPORTERS of Fenton Hall in Merricks North will hold a spring picnic at the end of October as part of a campaign to repair it and obtain a heritage overlay.
The picnic will be held midday-2pm Sunday 30 October with attendees being invited to take their own picnic, blankets and chairs as there will be no access to the hall.
Merricks North resident Sue Cusack said there was still a lot of work needed to make the hall useable, but supporters hoped it could become a “vital social and entertainment hub for the area”.
She said it was pleasing that Mornington Peninsula Shire Council had recognised the importance of community halls and had agreed to apply for heritage status for the building.
The 1930s-built hall recently underwent emergency repairs to halt and repair weather damage sustained over the past few years.
Until October 2017, the hall was used for meetings, theatre company rehearsals, men’s shed presentations, life drawing classes, playgroups, trivia nights and celebrations such as birthdays, reunions and weddings.
For details about the picnic email firstname.lastname@example.org