Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed could soon have more space, thanks to the support of a Moama business operator.TRENT HORNEMAN August 8, 2014 3:49am
Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed members (from left) Barry Thompson, Terry Jeoffrey and Alan Culph with some of the many tools available in the shed.
Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed could soon find a new home, with the generous help of a Moama businessman.
The group, which recently celebrated its third birthday, has operated from a small shed at the back of Kennaugh’s Garden Centre.
An increase in membership and volume of work has seen the club outgrow its home.
Moama businessman Tony Acquino recently approached Murray Shire with the offer of a rent-free shed in Moama’s industrial estate, after a group of Moama residents asked councillors to support plans to set a shed up in Moama.
Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed secretary Tony Lawler said the group had continued to grow, with members working on projects including restoring timber furniture for hotels and restaurants.
The group has also made more than 100 bird traps for the pest Indian myna bird, in conjunction with Landcare.
During the past 12 months, the group has also helped to build equipment for Murray Shire’s community garden in Moama, as well as cutting out more than 100 wooden guitars which were turned into artworks for the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival.
Mr Lawler said while the group worked hard, it was about more than work.
‘‘We have in excess of 25 members who use the shed facilities to provide companionship, a sense of achievement and who are part of the Echuca and Moama Men’s Shed community,’’ he said.
‘‘We have several incapacitated participants who join in our activities and meetings.’’
Mr Lawler said Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed always welcomed new members.
‘‘Come along and see us every Monday or Tuesday at Shed 9, Kennaugh’s Garden Centre, Cornelia Creek Rd, or call 0498 480 246,’’ he said.
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