Sportsman's night a success at Nagambie Bowls Club.November 22, 2012 11:17am
He's mastered almost everything else, so why not bowls? Ron Barassi has a couple of hard markers in Wayne Schimmelbusch and Crackers Keenan to navigate past at the Nagambie Bowls Club's sportsmans night on Friday.
The region’s sports fans were treated to a night with a difference on Friday when the Nagambie Bowls Club conducted a sportsman’s night.
It could hardly go wrong when it featured Ron Barassi, Peter ‘‘Crackers’’ Keenan, Wayne Schimmelbusch and Mick Gayfer.
More than 90 people turned up, with funds going to St Mary’s House Of Welcome, a Fitzroy-based drop-in centre for the homeless and disadvantaged.
Everyone loves Ron - Moz "Strauchanie" Fowler and George Pianta were among the many locals getting their photo taken with Ron Barassi at the Nagambie Bowls Club on Friday night.
The evening started with bowls on the green with the legends, while others chose to have photos taken and memorabilia signed.
This was followed with a barbecue meal supplied by the bowls club before the guests of honour were formally introduced by president Keith Holland.
Barassi had many tales to tell of his vast football career, Schimmelbusch recalled his glory days at North Melbourne and Gayfer likewise with Collingwood.
Last, but no means least, was larrikin Keenan who thoroughly entertained the audience with his humorous and well-timed one-liners.
Ray White Nagambie auctioneer Mark Boyer, who took part in the bike ride the legends were on, sold off a Melbourne jumper ($320) and a North Melbourne jumper ($350) for the charity.
Nagambie Bowls Club will soon be raffling a framed Melbourne jumper signed by Barassi as a fundraiser for the club. Anyone interested in tickets can contact Fiona Smith on 0418
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
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When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
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