THE Glenfyne Public Hall has been brought back to its former glory.
The hall was reopened yesterday after about 15 months of work on the humble building, on the Cobden-Warrnambool road.
The event marked 60 years since the hall was first opened.
Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail committee chairwoman Pat Robertson said she hoped it would become a social hub for the community.
“The committee took over in 2007 and at that time the window was blocked off and the interior and exterior needed some work,” she said.
“It sat here and the CFA and the rail trail committee used it for storage.
“We were lucky to get work-for-the-dole people and other volunteers have worked on it for about 15 months.
“We’ve probably been working on it for two to three days a week for about 15 months. We have had wonderful support from the locals. All the paint was donated.”
Ms Robertson said the next stage was to install toilets.
“Hopefully then it can be used for functions,” she said.“I think everyone is delighted. They really appreciate the fact that it was restored.
“Today is almost like a reunion for a lot of people.
“People have come from Port Fairy, Warrnambool and around the district.”