CAUSE TO CELEBRATE: Alstonville women's bowling club celebrated its 60-year anniversary yesterday at the Alstonville Plateau and Sports Club.
CAUSE TO CELEBRATE: Alstonville women's bowling club celebrated its 60-year anniversary yesterday at the Alstonville Plateau and Sports Club. Mitchell Craig

Party time on the plateau for bowling club

EIGHT past presidents turned out for the 60-year anniversary celebrations of the Alstonville women's bowling club yesterday.

Rain forced about 30 bowlers off the green with the party starting inside earlier than expected at the Alstonville Plateau and Sports Club.

"It would have been a fun day of bowling but we'll have plenty to do inside,” current president Joy Lowien said.

"We invited many of our past members and a lot of them have turned up which is pleasing.

"It's lovely to have eight presidents and other members inside reminiscing and looking back at our club history.

"We've got lots of old photos and uniforms to look at.

"Our ladies team are very competitive, they visit a lot of clubs and they reciprocate and come to us.

"We have a lot of good bowlers but we're here mainly for a good time.”

Other women's bowling clubs in the Northern Rivers have also celebrated 60-year anniversaries in 2017.

Lismore Heights Women's Bowling Club marked the occasion with the annual Fiesta Triples in September.

Heat played a part that day with extra time for celebrations inside when play was called early.

Elsewhere, Lismore City hosted a gala day for its women's club in June when they reached the milestone.

It was a timely celebration with the gala day the first time both greens had been used following flood damage in April.

The celebrations are not over yet with the women form the Lismore Workers Sports Club in Goonellabah set to reach the 45-year milestone next month.

Games will be played on the day with the anniversary set down for December 1.



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