Bowl to support aged care

FUNDRAISER DAY: Patsy Aisthorpe, Colleen Kerr and Tracey Pattie taking names for the Ridgehaven Charity Day at Monto.
FUNDRAISER DAY: Patsy Aisthorpe, Colleen Kerr and Tracey Pattie taking names for the Ridgehaven Charity Day at Monto. Jack Lawrie

BOWLS: Monto Bowls Club held its annual charity bowls day to support Ridgehaven Aged Care, raising $822.

Every year for the past five years, the club has sponsored a bowls day for the Ridgehaven Residents and Friends association to come out and have a roll to support retirement centre.

Ridgehaven General Care manager Tracey Pattie said they didn't have anything specifically planned to use the money for, but it would go towards the auxiliary.

Weather wasn't on the clubs side, with scorching temperatures at the start followed by an evening shower which put a pre-emptive end to the games in the last four ends.

"We had a nice friendly day, even if the rain cut us short we needed it,” Residents and Friends president Colleen Kerr said.

Regardless, everyone playing had a good time and many attended besides the usual bowls club regulars.

Councillor Paul Lobegeier attended along with his son Ben, a regular bowler, and wife Monica, who provided items for the fund-raising raffle.

As Cr Lobegeier was running late to the game, Central North Burnett Times journalist Jack Lawrie stepped in to fill his spot for a few ends.

Despite a few lucky good rolls, the first time bowler played what could only be described as an embarrassment to the


"We've introduced you to a whole new world,” Ben Lobegeier said.

It was all in good fun however, and many who played were new or less experienced to the sport, but did so to support the community.

Col List was introduced to the sport by his brother years ago, but now only bowls once a year to support Ridgehaven.

Ridgehaven Residents and Friends treasurer Patsy Aisthorpe won the day along with Mary Hamilton.

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