Alstonville bowlo rolls on green carpet for 90th birthday

AS celebrations go, Alstonville Bowling Club's 90th birthday commemoration was a cracker.

Bowlers from across the region united for competition and to help mark the Deegan Drive club's anniversary festivities.

A light-hearted mixed fours contest was held, while players also enjoyed a celebration lunch and other entertainment.

Among those in action at Saturday's event was home player Richie Lumsden, who has been a member for about 10 years after moving to the area from the Hunter Valley.

"The friendship and the people you meet are the main attractions for me," Lumsden, who turns 78 this Saturday, said.

"I'm not improving my bowls too much - I'm still a junior.

"I just like how you meet a lot of people and make a lot of friends here.

Cliff Moore has been a regular player at the club since joining six years ago.

"My wife started and I thought I would have a go too," he said.

"I like how there is always something to do here. There are always good friends around and a bit of everything involved.

"It's just about good friends and good competition."

Visiting player Nan Holmes, from Lennox Head, said she had enjoyed being part of a notable event in the club's history.

"It was a privilege to be invited," she said.

"You couldn't have asked for a better day."

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