Funds are raised in mem­ory of friend


Peter Wishart’s mem­ory hon­oured

THE Royal Flying Doc­tor Ser­vice ben­e­fited greatly on Fri­day night, with thousands of dol­lars raised in the an­nual pool com­pe­ti­tion ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of lo­cal farmer Peter Wishart.

The pub was packed with vis­i­tors from Rock­hamp­ton and from the Biloela State High School.

Goovigen hon­oured their friend’s mem­ory and gave gen­er­ously to this, the wor­thi­est of causes, with a to­tal near­ing $3000 raised.

Raf­fles and an auc­tion were a big part of the fundrais­ing, with Rona Price do­nat­ing a pool cue to the pool com­pe­ti­tion par­tic­i­pants, and Di Hume mak­ing the win­ning bid for the Goovigen State School paint­ing.

Joy Wishart thanked ev­ery­one for com­ing out for the night and es­pe­cially the Goovigen Ho­tel, the Pea­cock Fam­ily and the Goovigen State School.

As usual, the pool com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ued into the wee hours of Satur­day morn­ing. An­other fan­tas­tic evening at the Goovigen Ho­tel.

Bowls news

ON Satur­day af­ter­noon Val Clem and Mavis Carter in­vited vis­it­ing bowlers Rob and Heather McCul­lough out to Wowan to be a part of the Goovigen team in just their sec­ond visit in a year.

So very close, the team missed out on a win by one point.

Bet­ter luck next time.

From the ‘G’ this week

STU­DENTS learned about the mod­ernist artist Mon­drian this week, cre­at­ing a school art­work to do­nate to the Peter Wishart Me­mo­rial Pool Com­pe­ti­tion.

The stu­dents learned about geo­met­ric and mod­ernist, cu­bist styles.

The stu­dents did an ex­cel­lent job at per­suad­ing the crowd of their work’s value at the Peter Wishart Me­mo­rial Pool Comp, send­ing auc­tion to­tals soar­ing past $200.

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