How Men’s Shed is sup­port­ing Mt Perry

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MT PERRY Men’s Shed pres­i­dent Nigel French will con­tinue to work to­wards se­cur­ing a new lo­ca­tion and shed for the men’s group in the near fu­ture.

The Mt Perry Men’s Shed is ac­tive in the com­mu­nity, most re­cently hold­ing a garage sale in con­junc­tion with the Na­tional Garage Sale Trail.

“We were ac­tu­ally con­tacted by the Aus­tralian Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion re­gard­ing the Garage Sale Trail in Septem­ber,” Mr French said.

“They asked us if we would be in­ter­ested in tak­ing part which we were.

“From that we did a bit of a meet­ing at the Men’s Shed and all the guys there sup­ported the idea. We also sup­plied a sausage siz­zle on the day as an­other way to help raise money for the Men’s Shed.”

The Mt Perry Men’s Shed started in May and in that short time they have made their pres­ence felt in the town.

“I think the Men’s Shed is a re­ally im­por­tant group, our mem­ber­ship to­tal around 21 fel­lows at the mo­ment which is in­cred­i­ble for a small town,” Mr French said.

“That shows us the need for more el­derly and young guys to have a place they can use to get to­gether and en­joy each oth­ers com­pany.”

While the group work to­wards gath­er­ing more funds for the con­struc­tion of their own shed the Mt Perry Museum Com­mit­tee stepped up to give them a help­ing hand.

“The museum have kindly pro­vided us with a small part of their dis­play room which we are look­ing to rig up,” Mr French said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GARAGE SALE: Mt Perry res­i­dents turn out for the Men's Shed Garage Sale Trail.

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