Paul Maloney and John Wyborn showing 15 year-old Nick Winkler-Maloney the basics of the game in anticipation of this Sunday’s Father’s Day celebrations at East Lismore Bowling Club.
Paul Maloney and John Wyborn showing 15 year-old Nick Winkler-Maloney the basics of the game in anticipation of this Sunday’s Father’s Day celebrations at East Lismore Bowling Club.

Celebrate dad and help the shed

SOCKS and underwear just won't cut it as a Father's Day present to your dad this Sunday, so how about preparing a great day together to celebrate the man that you admire the most?

A day under the sun, doing some exercise and having some fun together could be a good idea.

East Lismore Bowling Club will be offering a Father's Day program this Sunday with free barefoot bowl games and a barbeque from 11am.

Proceeds from the activities scheduled for the day at the Bowling Club will benefit the Lismore Men's and Community Shed.

A dozen local blokes are currently getting the shed up and running at the Lismore Showgrounds.

Coordinator Stuart Gibbons explained that group is currently working on having the space compliant with Council specifications, based on the development approval requirements.

Mr Gibbons said their aim is to complete the shed for an official opening sometime in November this year.

"The shed will be a space for men to meet and talk about their issues while they are completing any type of manual job. We find that men communicate better with other men, while they are working", he said.

The Lismore Shed received a start-up grant of $10,000 from the Men and Family Centre, plus $21,000 from the NSW Government to complete the electrical insulation and the fire-proofing of the precinct.

"We are very grateful to the East Lismore Bowling Club. They called to offer us the activity. We would like to ask everyone in Lismore to attend and help us", Mr Gibbons said.


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