First row front left: New President Darryl Coward enjoying Sunday bowls fun at Hughenden

Hughenden Bowls – President steps down after 25 years

by bqmedia

By Lesley Bates

Is this a record of tenure? For the past 25 years, Keith Dighton has guided this well-managed club located 385km west of Townsville and has now handed the reigns to Darryl Coward. The Hughenden club recently celebrated the receipt of a Community Gambling Grant of $35,000 to help with a replacement shade cover for the green. It was also great news that after approximately 30 years, they will be fielding a pennants team in the North Queensland District. The club has attracted new members who are keen to bowl, help with volunteering duties, run the bingo and staff the camp kitchen that will be set up to cater for barefoot bowlers and their popular Fathers’ Day event held across two days.

There is a Hughenden community calendar so club, hobby, show and rodeo events do not clash and the club house is offered free of charge for wakes and other community-based fund raisers. Sunday is their bowls afternoon and everyone is welcome. It’s a must if you are travelling and want to experience great country hospitality.