Bowled over by hospitality

NINETY-eight mixed bowlers from the Northern Rivers of New South Wales have been soaking up the winter sunshine and revelling in Rockhampton hospitality.

President of Northern Rivers Zone 1, Wilf Clark, said the bowlers had been made most welcome as they travelled to bowling clubs throughout Rockhampton, Gladstone, Boyne Island, Yeppoon, Emu Park, Gracemere, and Mount Morgan.

"We travel for the friendship and the camaraderie,'' Clark said.

"We enjoy it so much that this is our 11th annual tour throughout Australia,'' he said.

In the past they have travelled to Townsville twice, Mackay, Rockhampton, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide twice, Tasmania, Illawarra and Albury/ Mouma.

The bowling tour has been so well received that Doug Barrett of Rockhampton is already organising a return visit to the Northern Rivers for next year.

"We will certainly make them just as welcome,'' Clarke said. The 98 bowlers will be in the Rockhampton area from August 19 to September 2.

On the tour they have enjoyed half days of bowls, tour days to Great Keppel Island and the Capricorn Caves and a free day.



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