THE hard work of participants in the Work for the Dole program in Orange has been recognised with Holy Trinity Rectory shortlisted for national recognition for excellence.
Rector of Holy Trinity in Orange Rev Canon Frank Hetherington said yesterday he was delighted with the outcome of the restoration work by participants of the program.
"The rectory was desperately in need of a paint and other work and it was the result of a six-month effort by the parish and the workers,” he said.
Education and training manager with Central West Community College Narelle Carr said yesterday the work carried out under the program had developed a sense of enthusiasm and ownership among the participants.
"It is almost 20 years since the rectory was painted and was good to see as the work progressed participants coming forward with their own suggestions which we incorporated,” Rev Hetherington said.
The Central West Community College and Recruitment became involved in providing a team of workers for the project after they had provided an assistant for administration work in the office at Holy Trinity.
"Frank and I started talking about the work that had to be done on the rectory and limited resources at their disposal and it seemed as if it would be an excellent arrangement,” said Craig Randazzo who supervised administration and selection of team members.
"This is one of the oldest continually occupied buildings in the city and we are proud to be associated with the restoration,” said Mr Randazzo.
Work for the Dole is a Commonwealth Government initiative.