GRAFTON Showground pavilions are getting a well deserved fresh lick of paint ahead of the 150th Grafton Show.

Jack-of-all-trades David Miller approached the Grafton Show Society and put forward a proposal to help restore the pavilions to their former glory.

"It was a bit of a catch-22 situation, where the pavilions became run down because they didn't have enough money, and they didn't have enough money because the pavilions were run down," he said.

"It's a really lovely place, but it's just looking old. They weren't getting people to use them, therefore they've become dilapidated, so we're doing them up."

Volunteers David Miller (top) and Michael Eggins work on painting one of the showground roofs.
Volunteers David Miller (top) and Michael Eggins work on painting one of the showground roofs. Adam Hourigan

With the society behind Mr Miller, he has rounded up volunteers to put in some time towards repainting and fixing up the eight showground pavilions over the next four or five weeks.

"We spread the word, it took a bit of persistence but we got a pool of volunteers together to work on getting this place looking a bit better," he said.

Mr Miller said it had probably been over 20 years since the last coat of paint for the pavilions, and the age was beginning to show.

"If we do the place up a bit, and make it look as good as it can, hold a few more events here it may become something better," he said.

"There's a lot of space that isn't being used to its potential, and if we can spruce these pavilions up and make them look schmick for the show, then we can have some more events here and make the most of its potential."



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