Most small centres have a hall or a community centre. The are often in the middle of nowhere, but this one is on the main street. It was used for the annual, much anticipated school concerts, fundraising fashion parades, movies (with sweets in the supper room next door, if we we’d been good) and other community events.
My favourite memories are the school concerts, with what seemed like months of preparation. Mum insisted my sister and I have a rest on our beds in the afternoon of the big day so we wouldn’t fall asleep during the concert, as if!