A fresh coat of paint and clubhouse is feeling like new
EMU PARK Surf Lifesaving Club received a well deserved lick of paint at the weekend as part of a project to rejuvenate the country's surf clubs.
Dulux Paint is donating paint for local surf clubs to be given a facelift.
So far 52 clubs have been repainted, with another 236 in the works.
A total of 37 volunteers turned out over the weekend to paint the Emu Park clubhouse.
Club vice-president Mark Wyer was very pleased to be a part of the project. "It's a great initiative to help surf clubs," he said.
"I really haven't sat down and looked at what the dollar advantage is, but it's in the thousands.
It's a tremendous opportunity for us.
"Mr Weyer said volunteers included those in the surf club as well as people who had travelled to help out. "This is a really exciting time for us in our season," he said.
"It's really the couple weeks leading to the kickoff for us, it's a fresh start for the clubhouse this weekend.
"There weren't any drastic changes to the colour scheme - the club decided to stick with green and white.
Mr Wyer thanked everyone who gave up their time to help with the repaint, which will be finished this week by a professional painter.
Sunday also acted as a sign-on day and 26 new families joined up. Patrols start this weekend, and the Emu Park SLSC will hold an open day on September 29.