Members of the Boolarra Bowling Club are gearing up for exciting season with the renovations of the green near completion. The renovations will move the club into the 21st century and according to our president Bob Allen, “the green will be the only grass green from the Latrobe Valley to the coast”.
The Boolarra Bowling Club has a colourful history. According to our resident green keeper Howard Hill there were originally 8 rinks and after purchasing the land next door this increased to 11 rinks. On completion of the renovations, we now have 8 rinks (in the creek direction) and 7 rinks heading in the opposite direction.
Working bees have begun with main concentration on the surrounds being laid with synthetic grass kindly donated to the club from the Fish Creek Club.
The club is fortunate to have the expertise of our vice president Stan Williams, who is the guru on operating our machinery.
It is anticipated that the green be up and running by opening day on 18th September. The club would like to invite Boolarra and surrounding residents to come along on the day and join in the fun and festivities.
A reminder also of our TRIVIA NIGHT, being held on 30th September (AFL grand final eve). So make up a table of your family and friends and come along to test your general knowledge. Champion Triva night ‘leading light’, the renowned Graeme Colbert will be your host for the night. Contact Marianne Peters on 5169 6391 for table bookings and more information.
Lady bowlers were happy and delighted to celebrate the 90th birthday of life member May Ford in June. It was a wonderful day for all ladies that attended.