Park bowlo calls for community support
It’s supported the community for over 100 years, and now Maitland Park Bowling Club is asking the community to return the favour.
On Australia Day the club will be hosting the All Things Aussie fundraiser, where it hopes to make a dent in $180,000 of debts accrued during harder times.
Things have turned around since the appointment of a new board, Director Anthony Hackett said, however going into a traditionally quiet time of year will make it hard to keep the financial momentum going and the doors open.
“It’s been neglected for a long time,” he said.
“We’ve made some adjustments and we’re running at a surplus now.
“The last financial year was the best turnover we’ve had in a long time, and we’ve just had our best Christmas period in seven years.”
The fundraiser will include a jumping castle and disco for the kids, with a thong throwing contest, novelty games and live music also on the agenda.
Mr Hackett will also be putting his money where his mouth is, committing to walking laps of neighbouring Robins Oval ‘until he drops’.
“This club was formed in 1902 but a lot of people don’t know it exists,” he said.
“It has supported local sporting teams, churches, schools, and part of our promise to Maitland is that this would be a free function venue.
“There’s so much history here.”
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