With work due to re-commence on concreting the new verandah extensions, lining the verandah roof and completing the new toilets at Williams Reserve Clubhouse, it was after of moment of reflection over a refreshing ale that Trojan, Gerard Croke uttered some words of wisdom. “We should get the walls painted before we do any more work, will save on cutting in.” Another refreshing ale and we agreed, the Trojans would get the job done for the Lennox Head Combined Sports Association.
And so it came to pass that the very sage Gerard contacted a fellow inaugural Trojan at Bunnings Ballina, Lloyd Morgan, original 1999’r and Manager of the Paint Department with a proposal for another community project.
End result, Bunnings Ballina in conjunction with Dulux Paints agreed to provide the paint, brushes and rollers necessary to undercoat and paint the external walls of the clubhouse.
10 am Thursday, 27 March 2014 and the Bunnings Ballina crew, Brett (Store Manager), Lloyd, Carissa and Harry descended onto Williams Reserve to be joined by Wayne (Northern Rivers Manager Dulux) and a band of Trojans to get stuck in. End result building has been painted with the back wall still to be done.
50 SHADES OF GREY
It had always been the intent of LHCSA to build a well balanced building which blended with the ecologically sensitive area behind the clubrooms. In particular the Coast Cypress Pine Canopy and littoral rain forest trees. As a result, Forest green was chosen as the colour for the roof to meld with the upper foliage, but when it came to the walls, we wanted a shade of grey which complimented the colour of the trunks of the Cypress Pines.
Many shades of grey from the Dulux colour chart were tried but to no avail, until a special colour was mixed, “Lennox Bushland Grey”. Since painting the walls this colour, we have received so many positive responses, with requests as to where it is available. Anyone who would like this colour paint, should contact Lloyd at Bunnings Ballina.
More work to be done, however big thanks to Bunnings
Ballina, Dulux Paints and their crews.