Club bowls along 60 years
? IN THE midst of this week's 60th anniversary celebrations, North Rockhampton Bowls Club patron John Hegvold cracks a proud smile.
John has been heavily in- volved since joining the club in 1981.
But it was inevitable. His father was club great, Eddie Hegvold, who was made a life member in 1966.
The former patron, trustee and president, who died in 1991, had a lifetime of contri- bution to the club.
Eddie was always at the forefront when working bees and any proposed changes to the club were mooted.
He was a better than aver- age bowler and won a number of club events in addition to district titles.
For John, this week's festiv- ities are a tribute to all mem- bers ? past and present.
"I enjoy being a member, enjoy playing, enjoy the com- pany and just enjoy playing sport,'' John said.
The North Rockhampton Bowls Club was opened in 1946 and has seen plenty of highlights on the greens.
The week-long celebrations continue until Sunday.
Program of events: Today ? Table selected ladies bowls day with prizes valued at $500. Karaoke night free entry. $100 to best male singer and $100 to best female singer. Tomorrow ? 2pm Bring a non- bowling friend for mixed pairs, men's pairs or ladies pairs comps. $500 in prizes to be won. Club raffle to in- crease in evening by four additional prizes. Saturday ? Afternoon table select- ed mens fours bowls compete for $500 in prizes. 7pm dinner dance and mem- bers concert. Cost $10. Sunday ? Table selected all day mixed fours bowls with barbecue lunch. 9am novelty games fun day with three morning games and three after- noon games. $1000 in prizes to be won. Cost $12.50.