Local tradie praises industry breakfast 'done differently'
With early starts and late finishes, Nanango-based tiler Nathan Lee usually misses out on attending community run events.
However, last month he got his chance to attend a breakfast in Kingaroy that was targeted at promoting active lifestyles as part of Tradies Health Month.
Mr Lee said he left the tradies breakfast in high spirits for a number of reasons.
After attending similar events beforehand, he said he was surprised by how the morning unfolded.
"Usually tradies show up for their free sausage sizzle and leave,” Mr Lee said.
"This one was done differently and was really well organised.
"There were a lot of open-minded people at the event who actually stuck around to have a chat.
"I think because it was based around a more serious message of promoting health, people wanted to stay,” he said.
Mr Lee said there was one thing he felt people were speaking about at the community breakfast.
"We all go through our own challenges and half the time you feel like you are on your own,” Mr Lee said.
"But there are always other people who are going through similar things.
"It's always good to be able to given the opportunity to connect and speak about what we are going through.
The local tradesman also said it was 'unreal' to walk away with a new torch after winning the lucky door prize.
Supplied by Murgon Star Discounts, Mr Lee said his family members had been making good use of his recent win.
"My kids absolutely love it,” Mr Lee said.
"They have been playing dark moon light games with it.
"It's one of those things that is always handy to have around the house.
"I am going camping this weekend so hopefully I'll get a chance to use it myself,” he said.