MEMORIAL: Mayor Tyson Golder opens the new Wallumbilla Wall of Memory.
MEMORIAL: Mayor Tyson Golder opens the new Wallumbilla Wall of Memory. Alexia Austin

Wall to preserve memories

THE Wallumbilla community united on Sunday for the opening ceremony of the Wall of Memory at the Wallumbilla cemetery.

Maranoa Regional Council mayor Tyson Golder officiated the ceremony, with long-time voluntary groundskeepers Jim Albeck and Jim Klein cutting the ribbon on the new fixture.

The wall, which will house the ashes of residents, has been in the pipeline since 2016.

"The project began about 18 months ago,” Wallumbilla Town Improvement Group president Michael Taylor said.

"Jim Klein and Jim Albeck had been talking about it before that and, with the Wallumbilla Town Improvement Group, we were able to get the ball rolling on the project.”

"By installing this wall of memory, we now have a place where we can visit loved ones,” Cr Golder said.

"I know it is really about feelings and I am glad that, when this was brought up, we could help progress it.

"To me, keeping our communities together is crucial and the Wallumbilla township always goes above and beyond .

"We have now had requests from other towns to have a similar memorial erected.”

The Maranoa Regional Council funded the construction.


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