‘GRANNY GRANT’ FOR RICHMOND VALLEY’S NEW ITALY MUSEUM
The New Italy Museum south of Woodburn in the Richmond Valley has just won a $2000 grant from the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government to help celebrate the village’s heritage through a recorded ‘Grandparents Day’ event, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.
“I am told that ‘Il Nonni Giorno’ will be a lunch party where descendants of the Italian settlers of New Italy will share stories and memories on audio and film of the New Italy community and explain the relevance of those experiences for our current generation,” Mr Gulaptis said.
The event will be held on Sunday, 28 October to coincide with Grandparents Day, which was launched by the NSW Government in 2011 and held annually.
“Small grants like this might be dwarfed by the Liberal and Nationals Government’s multi-billion dollar investment in the Pacific Highway upgrade which runs through New Italy, but they matter if you believe passionately, as I do, in building social infrastructure, “Mr Gulaptis said.
“The New Italy Museum earlier won a similar amount from Government for its “Bringing New Italy voice to life: an audio visual project”.
Nominations are currently open for the 2018 Grandparent of the Year Award and the Grandparents Day Photography Competition and will close early September.
For more information, visit www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au.