with the unveiling of the sheds new sign,
“Beacon Mens Shed,
The Importance of Sheds
The Shed holds an important place in Australian culture. The backyard shed is often a place of refuge where one can dream dreams, build something practical or create something fanciful.
For some it provides a reservoir of memories, for others it’s a meeting place where family or special mates swap stories and learn new skills, share their own skills with others and contribute to the community, which has great benefit for individual heath and well being.
Men’s Sheds can act as a link to important information and services for a range of health and well being related issues, which many people often don’t actively seek out themselves.
"Beacon Mens Shed Story.”
Plans to build a Men’s Shed for Beacon were first proposed at Beacon Progress Association meeting in early 2009, by several older gentlemen of the community when funds became available from the Federal Government Stimulus Package along with funds from the Mt Marshall Shire Industrial Business Reserve for Beacon.
After many hours of volunteer work and equipment, along with much appreciated assistance from the Mt Marshall Shire work crew, the Men’s Shed was finally completed in February 2010. Local Beacon men coordinated the works and many community volunteers helped to get the shed up and ready for the opening.
A number of tools and other items were donated, along with a 1947 Allis Chalmers tractor and 1950’s International truck for repair and restoration.
The Beacon Men’s Shed was officially opened by Mr Bruce Ingleton & Mr Maurice Bailey with the unveiling of the sheds new sign, “Beacon Men’s Shed, Community Workshop”, designed by a local creative sign writer, Roz Anstee. The Beacon Big Busy Bee community BBQ, sponsored by the Beacon Progress Association, followed the unveiling with all the volunteer workers of the day all joining in the opening celebrations.
The Beacon Men’s Shed is situated at the entrance to the Beacon Sporting Complex, adjacent to the Sandalwood Dray Shed and War Memorial.
The Beacon Men’s Shed is under the management of the Beacon Progress Association.
ANZAC Services are held at the Beacon War Memorial
Beacon War Memorial Honour Roll (1939-1945)
Join our Community Mens Shed, swap stories, learn new skills and share your skills with others and contribute to the community.
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