A working bee to spruce up the Cobar Rugby Union Club on Sunday has been a real community effort with lots of locals lending a hand.
Cobar Rugby Union Club member Justin Schick estimated that approximately 30-40 people over the past couple of months have volunteered to help with ongoing improvements and maintenance of the grounds.
Mr Schick said there has been a great deal of preparation work happening over the last few months.
“Over the weekend we had about 30 people working on the grounds.
“We do have a big list of jobs, but I don’t think we have a finish time.
“The work will continue for a long time I hope, with young blokes coming through the club,” he said.
Volunteer Dale McLeod, who was working at the grounds on Monday, said there has been a lot of voluntary work been done over the years dating back to when the members constructed the clubhouse themselves.
“The working bees are just continual improvement on the good work which has already been done.
“The improvements also beautify one of the entrances to town.”
He said some of the work carried out over the weekend has been getting the club looking good ready for the official opening of ‘Howie’s Drive’, the entrance road named in honour of fallen firefighter Daniel Howard.
“The club was built by volunteers and needs to be maintained by volunteers.
“It’s what Daniel was all about,” Mr McLeod said.
Repairs to boundary fencing, the entrance, gardening and painting of the goal posts were all completed over the weekend.