CHILL OUT: I Scream owner Jeff Smith (right) chats with Men’s Shed members Bruce Carle, Warren Moss and Kevin Watkins as they enjoy a break after making the new wooden panels and frames for the booths. Photo: Adam Hourigan
CHILL OUT: I Scream owner Jeff Smith (right) chats with Men’s Shed members Bruce Carle, Warren Moss and Kevin Watkins as they enjoy a break after making the new wooden panels and frames for the booths. Photo: Adam Hourigan

The milkshakes bring all the men from the shed

CALLING all women, men, angsty teens and babies - I Scream has some new benches for the weary milkshake drinkers in all of us thanks to help from the dedication of the Men's Shed.

I Scream owner Jeff Smith said the booths were a high priority among customers and to have more was great for the parlour.

"Customers usually fight over the booths," Mr Smith said.

"It is almost a race between people for the booths. Families will run to get one.

"Everyone loves sitting in the booths; families enjoy them, the older generations love them and it gives the teens a bit of extra privacy when they're sharing their milkshakes."

The high demand for the booths warranted Mr Smith to increase the number in the shop but the owner was at a bit of a loss on how to get them manufactured.

"I did not really have the time, nor the skill to complete the task so it was great that the Men's Shed were happy to get involved," Mr Smith said.

"They are an excellent bunch of guys to deal with and very professional in their efforts.

"They measured the space and quoted the job in record time and had the benches all built within two months. It is really quite inspirational the effort they made."

Terry Burns, an industrial technology teacher from South Grafton High School and a recent addition to the Men's Shed crew, was the main man behind the construction of the booths.

"We put a lot of effort into the construction of the booths," Mr Burns said. "Jeff had approached the Men's Shed because it was a very tough labour intensive job and we were more than happy to help him out.

"He wanted to improve his business and I really think that has worked."



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