Older Men Unlimited Maryborough members (L) Theo Svensen, Frank Grant, Phil West and Vic Beardmore with a 1916 pedal organ they are restoring.
Older Men Unlimited Maryborough members (L) Theo Svensen, Frank Grant, Phil West and Vic Beardmore with a 1916 pedal organ they are restoring. Alistair Brightman

Surplus stock and equipment up for sale at OMU shed

MARYBOROUGH'S largest men's group will be holding their annual Bonanza Product and Surplus Equipment Sale this weekend.

Older Men Unlimited were founded in Maryborough 15 years ago and boast some 80 members. The group's whose labour of love ripples throughout the community were a not-for-profit group.

Workshop manager Frank Grant said the sale will raise funds to promote their community service activities.

"We visit each of the nursing and aged care homes once a month and have a morning tea with them. We talk to the old fellas - keep them in society, talk with them.

"Most people would refer to as like a men's shed but we have a lot of activities those groups don't do."

 

BAG A BARGAIN: Theo Svensen (left) and Phil West with some colourful birds made by members of Older Men Unlimited Maryborough and will be on sale at the weekend.
BAG A BARGAIN: Theo Svensen (left) and Phil West with some colourful birds made by members of Older Men Unlimited Maryborough and will be on sale at the weekend. Alistair Brightman

Frank said they have held an annual sale for several years.

"This is not a yard or car boot sale - it is a product sale.

"We sell the furniture or pieces of equipment that we had made.

"On this occasion we have a lot more surplus equipment that we don't want or use. People give us donations and sometimes we have two or three of some things - you never knock back what you get.

"The surplus equipment includes saws, planers and hand tools.

"We have just done up an eight-foot boat with a two-horse power motor on it and it is all for sale, we also have a compressor, generator, clothes hanger, garden ornaments."

 

Older Men Unlimited Maryborough - (L) Frank Grant, Garry Monaghan and Theo Svensen with a boat they refurbished.
Older Men Unlimited Maryborough - (L) Frank Grant, Garry Monaghan and Theo Svensen with a boat they refurbished. Alistair Brightman

The manager said everything was going pretty cheap.

"We are not a money making scheme at all.

"Funds raised go to activities like the morning teas and bus trips once a month and our morning tea."

Frank said they keep themselves busy in their retirement and old age.

 

Older Men Unlimited Maryborough member Frank Grant with a handmade clothes hanger.
Older Men Unlimited Maryborough member Frank Grant with a handmade clothes hanger. Alistair Brightman

"We have done work for the community garden, mural project, most of the service clubs.

"The Zonta ladies asked us to cut out and paint the orange ladies for their domestic violence campaign.

"We sit down, have a chat, cup of coffee, eat a biscuit, talk a lot of crap and all that sort of stuff - that is basically what we do."

 

Maryborough's Older Men Unlimited will hold its Bonanza Product and Surplus Equipment Sale, with sausage sizzle, on Saturday, June 16 from 9am-1pm at their shed, 4 Airport Dr, Maryborough.

There will be a sausage sizzle.

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Older Men Unlimited meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-noon at their shed, 4 Airport Dr, Maryborough.



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