Flinders MP Greg Hunt recently met with community members who have completed a valuable Work for the Dole program in Crib Point.
The group worked closely with the Crib Point Community House and local artist Mari Lara-Laghou to design a mural depicting the Community House and the activities it offers.
The mural has been placed in the window of the old butcher shop in Crib Point.
Mr Hunt said it was fantastic to see the local community benefitting from such a worthy program.
“It was lovely to meet with the group and see the result of their hard work. The mural gives a lift to this part of Crib Point and adds vibrancy to an otherwise vacant building,” he said.
“Participants of this program have also gained some valuable skills and experience to allow them to go on to secure permanent employment, which is a terrific outcome.”
“Some have already found jobs and others have enhanced their credentials, which no doubt will lead them to secure positions in the near future.”
Crib Point Community House Co-ordinator Mary Budd said the mural had been well-received in the community.
“We are so pleased with the finished work of art. You can tell that a lot of thought, creativity and passion went into it,” Mrs Budd said.
“I visited the group while they were painting the mural and the participants were really interested in learning more about the Community House and the services we offer.”
“I could see they all enjoyed creating this wonderful work of art.”