If you weren’t there you missed a real treat.
The opening fundraiser for the Bowling Green Appeal, held at the GV Hotel, was great fun and well worth attending; excellent food, good music and unusually entertaining speeches.
Patronised by 115 happy diners, those present included the Mayor of Shepparton, Cr, Geoff Dobson and Mrs Prue Dobson, Chairman of the Board, Graham Hill OAM and Mrs Dawn Hill, Board Members, Dr Selina Quilty, Julie Green and Jenny McCaffrey and Life Members, Lance Woodhouse OAM and Neil Werner OAM and Erna Werner. An international favour was added by the attendance of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Mori, Senior Military Judge with the US Marine Corps.
One speech treated the listeners to a history of bowling and its development from its ancient Egyptian origins to the accidental discovery of adding a bias to the ball. It’s been a popular pastime for centuries.
The winner of the pearl and diamond necklace Beverley Bourke was not deterred by her broken ankle and almost raced to collect her lovely prize, kindly donated by Purdeys Jewellers. Our lucky door prize a two night weekend for two people at Crown Towers, donated by Visy, was won by Cate Clark.
In all a great start to the quest for $140,000 to build a 3 rink bowling green for our Residents.