Fundrais­ing help­ing keep the hall afloat

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

BOWLS: Monto & Dis­trict In­door Bowls Com­mit­tee hosted a fundraiser bowls night on Satur­day, rais­ing $380 for the up­keep of Mulgildie Hall.

Though attendance was less than hoped for, likely due to com­pe­ti­tion with the Mun­gungo Hall Learn to Dance class on the same evening, ev­ery­one had an en­joy­able night.

Mulgildie Hall has be­come more lively with the nights of so­cial bowls held ev­ery first and third Tues­day of each month.

But with win­ter com­ing, and in­surance costs ever-present, the hall needs fundrais­ers to keep its doors open.

Hall com­mit­tee sec­re­tary Au­drey Radel said they were lucky to get the attendance they did

“We have a dance night, church ev­ery Sun­day, school con­cert and that’s about it,” she said.

“Ev­ery Septem­ber to Novem­ber we have a raf­fle, which is our big fundraiser; it doesn’t cover ev­ery­thing but it helps.”

In­surance for the hall costs the com­mit­tee $1800 per an­num.

In­door Bowls Com­mit­tee sec­re­tary-trea­surer Kay Bar­nett said the numbers for truly com­pet­i­tive games haven’t been there for a while.

“It’s about half and half reg­u­lar bowlers ver­sus casual bowlers,” she said.

The night’s bowls were fairly casual, with a cou­ple of new­com­ers on hand to try their luck against the more ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers.

Hall com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Joe Avis hoped to see some new bowlers from the event.

LINE UP: John Booth and John Myles on the mats.

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