Serving up a day of bowls
A casual Australia Day roll
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.”
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.