• Men’s shed is a lot more comfortable

    INCREASING COMFORT: Peter Patton from the Wangaratta District Men’s Shed (WDMS), Jenny Sloan from the Department of Human Services, WDMS president Bernie Morrow and secretary Steve Tzar, and Max Fleming from the Department of Human Services celebrate the improvements to the Shanley Street venue. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

    WORKING in the Wangaratta District Men’s Shed is now a whole lot more comfortable, thanks to funding from the Department of Human Services.

    The $14,581 grant was provided through the 2012 Strengthening Men’s Sheds refurbishment program, and covered the installation of a suspended insulated ceiling and split system.

    And on Friday, the works at the Shanley Street facility were officially opened and welcomed by appreciative men’s shed members.

    “As we were working in extremes of temperature, for half the year attendance used to drop off, but it’s now a nice, comfortable place to come,” men’s shed spokesman Peter Patton said.

    “It’s a great way to attract new members.”

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