Fun night on of­fer

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tara Whitsed The event will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20, from 6.30 pm at the Tatura Ital­ian So­cial Club, Martin St, Tatura. Tick­ets cost $30 and book­ings are es­sen­tial. To book, phone Vince Vinci­to­rio on 5824 1433 or Tom Ma­her on 5824 1703.

Every Tues­day the Tatura Men’s Shed be­comes a haven of ac­tiv­ity and well-fed bel­lies while mem­bers en­joy their weekly lunch, cooked in its kitchen.

But af­ter sev­eral years us­ing the cur­rent fa­cil­i­ties, the Men’s Shed has en­deav­oured to fundraise for a new stain­less steel work bench with stor­age cup­boards and new cook­ing ap­pli­ances.

Tatura Men’s Shed mem­ber Gary Hopcraft said each week they en­joyed a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, but the high­light was the Tues­day lun­cheon.

‘‘On av­er­age, 30men en­joy the hearty meal pre­pared by mem­bers, in a re­lax­ing at­mos­phere,’’ Mr Hopcraft said.

Found­ing mem­ber Tom Perry said he no­ticed the need for the Tues­day lunch af­ter num­bers dropped around noon each week when they went home for lunch.

‘‘Nowa­days we sit down and chat over ameal,’’ Mr Perry said.

‘‘It’s good to hear from mem­bers about their health and their fam­i­lies and touch base.’’

Mem­bers are en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to book a ta­ble at the up­com­ing kitchen fundraiser din­ner, to be held at the Tatura Ital­ian So­cial Club.

‘‘Guests will have a choice of two soups, two pasta dishes and ap­ple strudel with cream for dessert,’’ Mr Hopcraft said.

With brass and wood­wind band The Splin­ters pro­vid­ing live en­ter­tain­ment the night will be full of fun and food.

‘‘A raf­fle will be con­ducted where hand-crafted items will be avail­able for the win­ners to choose from as well as some other mys­tery prizes,’’ Mr Hopcraft said.

‘‘Each ta­ble will have hand­crafted bread pad­dles, which can be bought by the high­est bid­der at that ta­ble.’’

Mr Hopcraft said the shed had also been in­vited to ap­ply for Fed­eral Grant fund­ing to help to off­set the kitchen up­grade costs.

‘‘Come along and show your sup­port for our Men’s Shed­ders, who are badly in need of an en­ergy-ef­fi­cient, easy-to-use, prac­ti­cal kitchen that will re­place the do­nated equip­ment.’’

Cre­ative: Tony Boc­ca­bella de­signed the Tatura Men’s Shed brand’’ to use on the bread boards, which will be auc­tioned at each ta­ble.

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