VIDEO: No dance floor stalling at CWA hall

HEATHER Wieland says the Queensland Country Women's Association hall easily has the best dance floor in Gladstone.

The Gladstone branch secretary, and president Heather Jensen love their building in the centre of town.

The land is owned by the government but the 'Chicks with Attitude' maintain it.

Recently, they have rebuilt the steps at the front of the building and are in the process of repainting inside.

"It is a place where we have our meetings. A place for people to come who are in need and it's ours," Mrs Wieland said.

"We love it."

The hall has been an important part of Gladstone since it was changed from a tea room for railway passengers to the CWA Hall in the early 1930's.

Mrs Jensen said it was a special place for many with wedding receptions, debutante balls, birthday parties and a bit of mischief.

"Many years ago all the kids from Central School couldn't fight on school grounds so they'd come up here and fight," she said.

QCWA Gladstone branch secretary Heather Wiedland and president Heather Jensen love spending time in the charming old CWA Hall.
QCWA Gladstone branch secretary Heather Wiedland and president Heather Jensen love spending time in the charming old CWA Hall. Mike Richards

 

"It was also where the Methodist Church held services before they had a church."

Mrs Jensen said the branch started in 1923 but they were still up with the modern times.

"We're on Facebook and doing all the things people think we can't do," she said.

"With all of the changes in technology there will always be families in need."

The next step for the hall will be a community garden for people who can't afford vegetables.

"They can just come and take what they want," she said.

"We have the plant boxes ready and the garden is being done by the youth justice group."

On Monday it will be a familiar event in the hall with a baking competition and a game of hoy.



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