Len Dixon, Ivan Dallinger and Jill Manteufel at the Men’s Shed.
Len Dixon, Ivan Dallinger and Jill Manteufel at the Men’s Shed. Gary Worrall

No more secret man's business, Men's Shed open to community

IT WAS secret men's business no more for the Lockyer Valley Community Shed after the group's annual open day.

Organiser Graham Windolf said the day was a huge success, with a steady stream of visitors to the Gatton shed on Saturday.

"We had people coming through all day, we did not keep track of actual numbers," Mr Windolf said.

"As well as our catering and raffles, we also sold a lot of produce from the vegie stall, while the items made by members were also selling quite well during the day."

Mr Windolf said the Men's Shed provided a place for members to gather, work on projects individually or as a group and also to socialise with other men.

"We have members of a wide range of ages, and it gives them a social outlet, to know they have somewhere to go, and to stay active, not just to stay at home all day."