Capalaba’s Cherry turns 95
By Mary Heath
There’s no stopping our Cherry. Cherry Illa is the oldest active bowling member at Capalaba Bowls Club. Cherry turned 95 on January, 28 and as it was Ladies’ Play Day we were able to celebrate her birthday with her.
Cherry plays most Thursdays and Saturdays all year round and enjoys both social and competition bowls. Cherry joined our club in 1994 and has been part of the management team for many years since then. In the last five years, she has been Catering Liaison Officer, Senior Vice President twice and social selector for the last two years. She’s a great draw bowler and just watch out for her driving shots!
What’s her secret? Cherry won’t reveal it so we’ll just follow her example and keep on keeping on.