The Mt Molloy RSL Sub-Branch has unveiled a striking mural to remember those who served and continue to serve in our community.
This mural featuring red and purple poppies and the silhouette of a soldier, has been painted by artist Sara Dragotto on the Mt Molloy Memorial Hall.
Mt Molloy RSL Sub-branch President, Kerrie Pashen, congratulated Sara, and members of the Mt Molloy RSL Sub-Branch for working together to complete this project of great importance.
“The mural creates an ‘Avenue of Remembrance’ for people visiting the Cenotaph behind the hall and visitors who stops to enjoy it on their way through town,” Ms Pashen said.
“The design includes the addition of the names of fallen soldiers from our area written within the red poppies, and the purple poppy is in remembrance of animals that lost their lives at war.”
Mayor Angela Toppin said the project was partly funded through MSC Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program, with generous additional contributions by the Mt Molloy RSL Sub-Branch.
“The RADF funding is supporting the creation of public murals like this which will enhance the visual appeal of our town, while generating community pride, liveability and driving economic development,” Mayor Toppin said.
“Under the Public Mural Action Plan, Council will deliver eleven public murals throughout the Shire over the next three years.”
“The mural will be enjoyed for generations to come by locals and visitors to our region, and I commend the Mt Molloy RSL Sub-Branch for this beautiful tribute to veterans.”
The Mt Molloy Memorial Hall is available to hire. Visit, Hall Hire – Mareeba Shire Council (msc.qld.gov.au) for additional information.