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Sausage sizzle for a cause

THE Sorell Men’s Shed has commenced fundraising for a new shed and location with a good-old-fashioned sausage sizzle.

Held every second Saturday in the car park at Holt’s Mitre 10 in Sorell, customers can pair their snag with onions on bread or an egg and bacon bun with a choice of sauces.

Cold drinks are also available.

Holt’s Mitre 10 owner Graeme Holt provided all the necessary equipment to hold the sizzle and said it enhanced community involvement in Sorell.

The local council identified the Shed’s old location for future use as an Art and Culture Centre.

As part of their ongoing upgrades, the Sorell Men’s Shed recently commissioned a new metal-turning centre lathe.

It replaced a 70-year-old lathe in poor operating condition with only one working speed.

The new machine required six shed members with two pallet trucks to position the 2.1 tonne machine.

Holt’s Mitre 10 loaned one of the pallet trucks, together with an operator.

The lathe will allow maintenance on an extensive range of shed wood working and metal working equipment as well as completing jobs for the wider community.

It was purchased with a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund.

Caption: The 2.1 tonne lathe pictured with Sorell Mens Shed members.