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Award recipients Ron Follett, Bill Janke and David Barsley with Widgee Rural Fire Brigade president Rob Lonergan.
Award recipients Ron Follett, Bill Janke and David Barsley with Widgee Rural Fire Brigade president Rob Lonergan. Contributed

Widgee Indoor Bowls

MARY from Long Flat added to the numbers on Monday and the hall was filled to capacity with 16 players and all four mats brought into use. Some keen bowling and excellent placements gave Veryl the upper edge and she won the day with 61 points. Carl made second place with 58, pipping Margaret and Di who tied for third with 57 points. Fourth place went to Jean who made 50 points.

The bowls club meets every Monday from 9am-noon. New members are welcome. The cost is $2 a week. For more information phone president Di Lhotka on 5484 0286.

Widgee Craft Group

MEMBERS have been busy over these school holidays, carving and chiselling hebel blocks, making scissor cases, painting numerous pieces of glassware and replenishing and revamping their store of wreaths for Anzac Day. It wouldn't have been Easter without the bonnet parade. The overall winners were Margaret Fittler, Pat Baumgart and Marilyn Belford. The judge's decision was final and being only five years old it appeared he was open to bribery and corruption in the form of chocolate eggs. Next week will see members working on items, including embossed cards, to sell at their upcoming stall in Mary St on Thursday. All proceeds will go towards the group's contribution to Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in May. For more details, phone Margaret Fittler on 5484 0420.

ABMT update

MEMBERS of the ABMT organising committee travelled to Maroochydore last month for the official launch of the Cancer Council Queensland's 2012 Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. For bookings for the Widgee ABMT, phone 5484 0089 or 5482 4228, or email widgee abmt@gmail.com.

Bushman's bar, kitchen

IF YOU'RE not superstitious and going out this Friday the 13th, stop by the Bushman's Bar and Kitchen. The bar opens about 3pm and the kitchen serves meals every Friday and Saturday night from 6.30-7.45pm.

Widgee Country Music

THE inaugural meeting for the Widgee Country Music association resulted in the election of an executive committee and several members joining on the night. With plans for a monthly meeting and jam session at the Memorial Hall, sausage sizzles and other fundraising ideas in the pipeline the group is off to a running start. Fabian Webb of the Webb Brothers has accepted the position of patron. For more information phone Dot Nolan on 5484 1808. The next meeting will be on April 28 at 7pm in the Widgee Memorial Hall.

Lower Wonga Hall

The recent Lower Wonga Hall annual general meeting (March 29) was successful with a new committee elected. The new committee members are Dulcie Dyne (president), John Taylor (vice president) and Corey Bradley (secretary/treasurer).

Widgee Markets

THOSE marketeers have been working steadily behind the scenes preparing for this month's Widgee Country Markets being held tomorrow. A few stall sites are still available and at just $10 for a generously proportioned area it's a great way to clean

out the garage and make space for the car. This month's markets will have a wide variety of goods on sale including fresh fruit and vegies, plants, small furnishings, clothing, bric-a-brac, jewellery, books and lots, lots more. For more information or to book a stall, phone 5484 0102.

Pure Patchworkers

AN INTERESTING morning for the quilting club this month with some members learning how to make bias binding. Margaret Fittler was able to demonstrate her "easy as" bias binding maker while Kath tried her hand at drawing and copying a selected pattern. The next meeting of the Pure Patchworkers quilting group is on Monday, June 14. The group meets in the Widgee Community Complex from 9am-noon and cost is $2 per person. For more information, phone 5484 0420.

Widgee Fire BrigadeWIDGEE Rural Fire Brigade members who helped with the January 2011 flood clean-up were recently presented with a special award for their invaluable help with clean-ups after the 2011 January flooding. District Inspector Warren Edwards, with regional training officer Brian Dahl, made a special trip to Widgee to make the presentations to Bill Janke, Tony Dawson, David Barsley and Ron Follett. A well-deserved thank you to our volunteers from the people of Queensland.

GRC election forum

ABOUT 50 people attended the Widgee Community Complex on Wednesday to hear the two candidates for Division 6 and three of the four candidates for mayor address the audience. All six were invited to attend. Snow Meredith was the only candidate not to make an appearance. Members of the audience were able to listen to each candidate and hear of their qualifications and what they had to offer the community in terms of experience and understanding of their constituents' needs.

Organised by Brenda Weiss of Widgee Mountain Retreat and Eveline Goy of Widgee Community Complex, it proved a successful event and residents of Widgee and the surrounding community were able to meet and talk with candidates after the formalities were completed.

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