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Wednesday Woodies make Toy Library's day

Monday, 13 May In

A group of dedicated local woodworkers has surprised the Moonee Valley Toy Library with a beautiful, hand crafted gift.

The 9 women and five men are part of a regular woodworking group established by the University of the Third Age (U3A) which works out of the Moonee Valley Men’s Shed each Wednesday morning.

Known as the `Wednesday Woodies’, the group has an arrangement with the Moonee Valley Toy Library to repair any damaged toys and make new toys for the Essendon and Avondale Heights branches.

Toy Library Committee members Ania Mortellaro and Kate Sherwood recently visited the Men’s Shed where Woodies member David Kershaw presented them with a gift of four hand crafted, wooden pull along grasshoppers.

Kate’s son Toby was on hand to road test the new toys.

The Woodies are keen to contact other community groups in Moonee Valley. Phone Robert (0412 075 489) or Harry (0413 079 394) for more information.

U3A is an international, voluntary organisation that promotes lifelong learning for retirees. Its Moonee Valley branch is growing with well over 500 members and 60 courses and activities on offer.

The Men’s Shed in Aberfeldie welcomes new members. Phone Peter on 9243 1019.

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