Target close for clock revamp

FUNDS are tantalisingly close to being raised for the refurbishment of the Town Clock – so close you can nearly hear it chiming!

The Cootamundra Development Corporation is assisting to keep track of the fundraising going on and says around $6000 is necessary to reach the target and allow for all works and any unforeseen contingencies.

There have been some big donations of late including one from an anonymous benefactor who listed themselves only as ‘anonymous business person’ before depositing $5000 into the bank account allocated for the collection of funds.

In addition to this generous donations have been received from the Bicycle Users Group, Christine Wishart’s Dance Studio, Lambing Flat Enterprises, Cootamundra Restorers Car Club, the Mens Shed, Cootamundra Antique Motor Club and EA Southee School.

Other pledges include $3000 by the building owner, $5000 from Cootamundra Shire Council, $3000 from Australia Post and $2000 from Cootamundra Shire Councillor Mary Donnelly, who essentially kickstarted the latest fundraising effort with her donation last year.

Currently $22,725 sits in the account for the refurbishment.

The proposal to fix the clock is to retrofit modern technology to the existing mechanism to make it reliable, capable of recovering after a power failure and adjust itself for daylightsavings.

New clock face numerals will be added to enhance the clock.

To donate to the cause contact the Cootamundra Development Corporation, now located at 169a Parker Street (formerly DMX Technologies).

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