Dalby Ladies Carnival: Call me Jenny, or wait… Is that Jim?

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By Juliana McGahan

Fun, laughter, friendship and good bowls were the call for this year’s Dalby Ladies Two Day Carnival on October, 14-15. Ladies from Kawana, Toowoomba, Pittsworth and the Condamine District met at the Dalby Club to renew friendships and vie for one of the seven paying prizes.

Last year, players were praying that the rain would hold off long enough to get the games finished and yet this year, the prayers were for the rain to come down in buckets. Dalby is still waiting for the rain.

With a late withdrawal of one team, there was a desperate scrounge to keep the numbers even and with only three ladies available, the Ladies Executive called on the Dalby men to step up to the mat and fill the position. The only brave gentleman was Jim Rynne, who came dressed accordingly, in his wife’s clothes, together with a lady’s wig and even lipstick, so that he wouldn’t stand out and would blend with the crowd. Jim’s efforts were accepted with appreciation and good fun. Jim played the day under the pseudonym of Jenny Wrenn.

The overall winners were Kawana, skipped by Noela Whitton together with Evon Woodward, Mel Spence and Merril Kerss. Dalby runners-Up was the team skipped by Diana Buckley together with Lorna Strong, Beth Brown and Heather Bradley. The Encouragement Award, donated by Black Toyota was won by the Pittsworth team skipped by Jane Muggleton, together with M Hughes, M Mitchell and A Blinco.

Round wins went to the teams skipped by Sue Slatter, Bev Watkins, Wendy Adcock, Thelma Cooper and lastly, Joy Pauli’s team which had the ring in.

The Dalby Ladies would like to take this opportunity to thank all Financial Sponsors and all business houses who donated unstintingly so that the carnival could go ahead and be the success it was.