Bowls roll to raise dollars

NARACOORTE Bowling Club opened up its greens to support a good cause over the weekend.

The annual Red Cross bowls day was held on Sunday as a major fundraiser for the local branch.

About 100 people showed up to either try their hand at the sport in a team of four or spectate.

Organiser Melanie Pretlove said numbers were a little bit lighter on this year but still deemed it a success.

"It turned out to be a busy weekend with the SE Field Days, the Apsley Cup, and the Rolling Stones concert which was meant to be on," she said.

"You just can't pick it.

"The Naracoorte Bowling Club always locks in the date for us, they're a great support.

"We were very happy with how it went and so was Red Cross - every little bit counts."

This was the sixth year Mrs Pretlove has organised the event with her husband Shannon - they started it up when their son George was the Naracoorte branch's baby competition entrant.

This year's Naracoorte Red Cross baby is Digby Wight - the son of Nick and Nicki Wight.

The afternoon started with a barbecue lunch before the fun and games began.

In the end, the winning team was Jill Wight, Di Wight, Sue Smith and Nicholas Smith.

Second place was Warwick Dew and his team and in third was Darryl Stewart and his team.

Throughout the day there were also nine raffle prizes given out thanks to the support of local businesses who donated goods and services.

The total fundraising total for Red Cross was $1370.

Other fundraising efforts which have also taken place with Digby as the baby entrant include a Melbourne Cup luncheon at the Naracoorte racecourse and a stall at Taste the Limestone Coast Festival.

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