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Big effort by volunteers at little Widgee

MANY HANDS: They're always helping with something out Widgee way. Volunteers braved last weekend's heatwave to help get the showgrounds ready for the April campdraft and, on Wednesday, yet more community-minded folk headed off to Widgee Craft Group to get things under way for the group's morning tea for cancer later this year. Among them were (from left) Judy Houben, Christine Schulz and Lynlie Cross who were snapped working on their Australia's Biggest Morning Tea quilt.
MANY HANDS: They're always helping with something out Widgee way. Volunteers braved last weekend's heatwave to help get the showgrounds ready for the April campdraft and, on Wednesday, yet more community-minded folk headed off to Widgee Craft Group to get things under way for the group's morning tea for cancer later this year. Among them were (from left) Judy Houben, Christine Schulz and Lynlie Cross who were snapped working on their Australia's Biggest Morning Tea quilt. Rowena Robertson

THAT old saying "many hands make light work” is a familiar one at Widgee.

And, this week, Widgee residents proved yet again how well they work together with a working bee at the showgrounds and yet another productive day at the local craft group.

On Saturday, members and volunteers converged on the Widgee Showgrounds to spruce up the camping areas and outbuildings in time for this year's Widgee Campdraft.

WORKING BEE: Sprucing up the old soft drink stand at the Widgee Showgrounds last Saturday are (from left) Sherry Fuller, Jarrod Clune and Mary Zahra.
WORKING BEE: Sprucing up the old soft drink stand at the Widgee Showgrounds last Saturday are (from left) Sherry Fuller, Jarrod Clune and Mary Zahra.

It was a hive of activity with yards and pens given a clean out, fences and gates checked and examined and repairs carried out as the need arose.

The old soft drink stand, one of the original buildings in the grounds, is currently being overhauled ready for the occasion.

It's often said of old buildings that "if only the walls could talk” what fabulous tales could be heard - and we're sure many a good yarn would have been told by folk while they leaned across the counter.

The stand is being given a new lease of life with sanding, repairs and a new lick of paint on the agenda.

Despite the heat, workers got on with their tasks and numerous jobs were completed on the day.

There's still much to do before the big event in April but another working bee has been planned for the not-too-distant future.

Members of the committee thank everyone for their help and assistance.

Indoor bowls

WIDGEE Indoor Bowls Club members held a successful annual general meeting on Monday with a new committee elected and much discussion on the future direction of the club.

President is now Gloria Portas with Christine Shultz as secretary and Russell Smith once again taking on the treasurer's role.

After the meeting it was time to roll out the mats and players quickly settled into their games.

With all the excitement of the AGM, and only time for two full ends on the day, the top scorers were Eric and Christine who tied on 36.

Second place was a triple tie between Jeanette, Russell and Shirleen, all achieving 31 points.

No bowls next Monday due to most members being away. Play will resume on Monday, February 27.

For more information phone Gloria Portas on 5484 9135.

Craft group

DESPITE the heat it was pins and needles and lots of colourful threads at the fore at Widgee Craft group this week.

Members enjoyed some quiet activity this week, adding finishing touches to squares for their Australia's Biggest Morning Tea project - a special Widgee quilt.

With only three months until the big day, time is of the essence and members will be working earnestly to complete the project.

Next week the applique will continue along with table decor.

With the summer heat still upon us, this year's theme is a great reminder centering on "keeping our hats on to beat skin cancer”.

Inquiries to Alice Burke on 5484 9156.

Bushman's Bar

IT'S Hall and Rec volunteers on duty this weekend, cooking up some great treats in the Bushman's Kitchen and offering fantastic service on the Bushman's Bar.

Meals will be available from 6.30-7.45pm with the bar opening from 3pm.

Head along for family dining at its best with loads of room for children to play and ample off-street parking for diners. Inquiries to the hall after 3pm on 5484 0282.

Country Music Club

FREE entertainment is on again this Sunday with the Widgee Country Music Club holding its first Walk-Up Sesh for the year at the Widgee Showgrounds from noon-4pm.

The Bushman's Bar and kitchen will be open for cold drinks and snacks.

There's always plenty of on-site parking available and the club puts on a great afternoon of music and song. Come along and join in or just sit back and enjoy the show. Inquiries to Ronnie Jay on 5484 0335.

Gympie Times

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