Serv­ing up a day of bowls

A ca­sual Aus­tralia Day roll

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

BOWLS: Af­ter the award cer­e­mony wrapped up and they’d had their fill of snags, a few Monto res­i­dents went to the bowls club to carry on cel­e­brat­ing Aus­tralia Day.

Monto Ser­vice Cen­tre hosted a free bar­be­cue and af­ter­noon of so­cial bowl­ing, two bowl triples.

Kacey San­der­son and Mitch Rowe or­gan­ised the event to help raise money for the club.

“It’s a pub­lic hol­i­day, so it’s a good day for it. I reckon it’ll be just a fun day out,” Mr Rowe said.

“It also gives us a chance to so­cialise with our cus­tomers and give back to them a bit,” Ms San­der­son added.

Mitch and Kacey put on the free bar­be­cue and also brought along prizes for best Aussie out­fit and for the play­ers.

Top prize was a $75 voucher for Pen­wright oil at the ser­vice cen­tre.

Mitch and Kacey brought a few of the work­ers from Monto Ser­vice Cen­tre along for the ride.

Most hadn’t played bowls for quite some time, but dove into the af­ter­noon game en­thu­si­as­ti­cally.

“I’ve bowled about three times in my life,” ser­vice cen­tre worker Luke Harm said.

“But it should be good I reckon. I’m go­ing to try and show some peo­ple up ba­si­cally.”

Vet­eran bowler Bob Kerr didn’t feel threat­ened by the younger com­pe­ti­tion, but ap­pre­ci­ated the in­ter­est in the club.

“It’s great that a busi­ness will give the club an af­ter­noon like that,” Mr Kerr said.

“It lets a few young peo­ple see that there can be a bit of fun down here and en­joy their day.”

PHO­TOS: JACK LAWRIE

AF­TER­NOON ROLL: The crew from Monto Ser­vice Cen­tre set up for an af­ter­noon of lawn bowls.

Kacey San­der­son sends down a shot.

Mitch Rowe tries his luck.

Thomas and Ge­orge Goody show off their Aus­tralia Day ink.

Kurt Muller watches his bowl.

Wayne Roger didn't let the com­pe­ti­tion faze him.

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