Young stars at footy car­ni­val

Central Telegraph - - LIFE - WOWAN/DULULU DONNA REYNOLDS P: 4937 1186 E: news­room@cen­tral­tele­graph.com.au

WE HAD the op­por­tu­nity at the week­end of trav­el­ling to Proser­pine to watch our grand­son Lo­gan play in the Paul Bow­man Foot­ball Car­ni­val for un­der-nine rugby league foot­ball play­ers. It was great to see lo­cal Gracemere club ju­nior foot­ballers Barry and Char­lie Smith also play­ing in the tour­na­ment.

All the boys played some good, tough foot­ball. With more than 750 ju­nior foot­ballers plus their fam­ily mem­bers and sup­port­ers, it was a big week­end of foot­ball for all. Queens­land cer­tainly has a lot of tal­ented ju­nior foot­ballers.

While there, David Reynolds won the ma­jor raf­fle, so he can now add to his man cave a 2017 au­to­graphed Cow­boys jersey, which will sit be­side his Queens­land State of Ori­gin jersey he won on Aus­tralia Day at Bar­al­aba.

While we at­tended this foot­ball car­ni­val we stayed at Air­lie Beach. We had a tour of Air­lie Beach, Proser­pine and Shute Har­bour and you can cer­tainly see the dev­as­ta­tion from Cy­clone Deb­bie ear­lier this year.

You can see homes that have been re­paired, still un­der re­pair with scaf­fold­ing around them, homes with tarps still on them and, most no­tice­able, the moun­tains that would have been stripped bare. You can see the new tree growth.

It has been nearly 35 years since we were up in the area and a lot has changed.

Me­chan­i­cal bull

SOME en­trants turned up at the Commercial Ho­tel on Satur­day night to have a go rid­ing the me­chan­i­cal bull and en­joy some great spec­ta­tor entertainment.

By the sounds of it, we have some novice rid­ers look­ing for more ad­vice on how to ride the me­chan­i­cal bull. They had a great night and good fun was had and that’s what it is all about.

The P&C catered with a bar­be­cue and some of the other night pro­gram pro­ceeds will be do­nated to the Capri­corn He­li­copter Res­cue Ser­vice.

Multi-pur­pose cen­tre

ON Tues­day, some MPC clients trav­elled to Kil­burnie Homestead for a day trip and a won­der­ful trip was held.

Fiona and Al­lan and their helpers, Mag­gie and Len, gave the pa­trons a guided tour of Kil­burnie Homestead and it was a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence. The his­tor­i­cal mem­o­ra­bilia was in­cred­i­ble, the build­ings, fur­ni­ture, cloth­ing etc bring­ing back mem­o­ries for so many.

It is cer­tainly well worth mak­ing a trip out to the homestead, so put it on your bucket list.

On their ar­rival they were greeted with morn­ing tea and it was lovely to sit back, have a cuppa and lis­ten to some beau­ti­ful mu­sic be­fore tak­ing on the guided tour of the Kil­burnie Homestead.

Fol­low­ing the trip to Kil­burnie, the tourists headed to the Goovi­gen Ho­tel, where they en­joyed a counter meal pre­pared by Chris­tine, Lind­say and their helpers.

As re­ported, a lovely day was held.

Wowan golf news

ON Sun­day, the mem­bers played a club com­pe­ti­tion and thank you to Kylie for do­nat­ing the prizes. Paul Hinch­cliffe won with 64 net on a count­back from John We­ber and there were mul­ti­ple pin shot win­ners.

This Sun­day is a monthly medal event. Good golf­ing.

Cel­e­bra­tions

HAPPY birth­day wishes are ex­tended to Emily Reynolds, Darren Hock, Linda Bun­ning, Carol Davey and Andrea Voltz.

Cel­e­brat­ing their wed­ding an­niver­saries are Steven and Ta­nia Raine, John and Daphne We­ber, Doug and Sally Shaw, and Howard and Andrea Voltz. Have a great day ev­ery­one.

PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED

HOMESTEAD TOUR: Some of the vis­i­tors to Kil­burnie on Tues­day.

Cather­ine Brown on the me­chan­i­cal bull on Satur­day night.

David Reynolds with his win­ning raf­fle prize, an au­to­graphed Cow­boys jersey.

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