Young stars at footy carnival
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.