Centenarian Hazel Milligan with Pine Rivers Ladies President Linda Wilson

Happy Hundredth to Hazel!

by bqmedia

It was a privilege for the Pine Rivers Ladies Bowls Club (PRLBC) to celebrate Hazel Milligan’s 100th birthday.

Hazel joined the PRLBC on November 26, 1997. Over the years, Hazel has been an affiliated member of Queensland Ladies Bowls Association (QLBA), Brisbane North District Ladies Bowls Association (BNDLBA) and the current Moreton Bay District Ladies Bowls Association (MBDLBA).

Hazel bowled socially until the age of 90 and became a Matriarch of the club in 2013.

No longer an active bowler, she continued her membership as a non-playing member and attends the club’s special day lunches.

On Wednesday 22 February, Hazel received presentations from PRLBC and the MBDLBA to mark this milestone birthday along with gifts, flowers, balloons and a plaque from the district. A special birthday cake was cut and shared with all who attended the day.

When Hazel was approached for some thoughts on this day, she said, “I moved down from Atherton in 1997 after playing bowls for five years”.

“I joined Pine Rivers Ladies Bowls Club that same year and played social bowls until I turned 90, and have enjoyed being a member at Pine Rivers Ladies Bowls Club for 25 years.

“Before playing bowls, I played golf and was an active member of Cairns and Gordonvale Golf Clubs for 30 years, and was lucky enough to make a hole-in-one on the Gordonvale Links!” Hazel said. “I enjoyed playing sport very much and, when I joined the PRLBC, I was warmly welcomed and found the ladies to be friendly and helpful.”

Members of the club enjoyed sharing Hazel’s incredible milestone and look forward to sharing future birthdays with her. Hazel is a delightful lady who is very sociable, always smiling and it is a pleasure to know her.

Contributed by Susan Williams

Hazel’s 100th birthday cake