Ex-Mayor has gift with the harp - making it, not playing it
AS A retired politician, you could never call John Horrex an angel.
But the Maryborough man has a gift with the harp - making them, not playing them.
After more than 30 years in politics, Mr Horrex still thrives on challenge.
So when a friend asked him if he could build a harp, he did.
That was more than a decade ago.
Since then he has not stopped adding more strings to his bow, making guitars and other instruments.
"You've got to understand the technical side of making an instrument," he said.
"Politics to me wasn't a challenge.
"It was an understanding of contributing to your community and doing what was right."