SOCIAL BOWLS: The Gayndah Lawn Bowls Club hosted its 19th annual Dawn Ezzy Memorial Day.
SOCIAL BOWLS: The Gayndah Lawn Bowls Club hosted its 19th annual Dawn Ezzy Memorial Day. Adam McCleery

Family and friends unite for memorial

LAWN BOWLS: Gayndah Lawn Bowls Club hosted its 19th annual Dawn Ezzy Memorial Day to honour the memory of a dedicated member who passed away almost two decades ago.

Dawn Ezzy's granddaughter Lillie Ezzy said Dawn was an avid lawn bowler and loved her time at Gayndah Bowls Club.

"It's a memorial day we put on for Dawn, who was a keen bowler,” Ezzy said.

"It's also a good reason to have an Ezzy reunion.”

The 2018 event will be a significant milestone reached for the memorial day.

"Next year will be the 20th anniversary of her passing,” Ezzy said.

"And the Ezzy family will be hoping to make it bigger than ever.”

The Dawn Ezzy Memorial Day is a social bowls afternoon where everyone is encouraged to come down and have a laugh and play some bowls to honour the memory of Dawn.

"Although the numbers were down this year, it didn't affect the amount of fun we all had,” Ezzy said.

"We do try to include as many locals, family members and friends of Nanna as we can, and it's always going to be an open invitation.”

The Dawn Ezzy Memorial Day is held every year on the first Saturday of November and everyone is encouraged to help make next year's 20th anniversary event one to remember.

Ezzy said she didn't exactly follow in her grandmother's footsteps when it came to lawn bowls skills, however it didn't stop her from enjoying the memorial day each year.

"I played pretty well,” Ezzy said.

Players were paired off in teams with club members who were able to share some insider knowledge on how best to play the Gayndah green.

The Gayndah Bowls Club takes pride in being able to honour the memories of members who have passed on or moved away in the past and will continue to do so into the future.

And with the big 20th anniversary happening next year, Dawn's granddaughter knows the numbers will once again swell with the Ezzy family, community members and long-time friends of her nanna.


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