SISTER ACT: Sisters Bec and Britney Holt had time to shine at the Widgee Karaoke and Burgers night.
SISTER ACT: Sisters Bec and Britney Holt had time to shine at the Widgee Karaoke and Burgers night.

Karaoke and burgers a hit out Widgee way

LAST week's Karaoke And Burger night at Widgee's Bushman's Bar and Kitchen, saw many talented locals stepping up to the mike.

Hosted by Karen Thomsen, the night was a resounding success with the Bianca Murphy treating the crowd to some of her own music and Brian Devine, Zach Moyer, Jessie Farr and Beck Holt singing a few oldies and a selection of current hits.

Surprise of the evening was young Liam Clone who bowled them all over with American Pie.

Watch this column for news on the next Karaoke And Burger night and your chance to shine.

Members of the Widgee P&C will be on duty at the Bushman's Bar and Kitchen on Friday, June 23, cooking tasty sweet and sour pork served with fried rice. And not to be left off the menu are succulent t-bone steaks with hot, crisp chips and fresh garden salad. To complete your meal you can top up with some delicious "pop” cake. Meals are served from 6.30 to 7.45pm in the Bushman's Kitchen while the Bar opens from 3pm Friday and around 4pm on Saturday. It's great family dining at Widgee with room for the youngsters to run and play and lots of off street parking. Inquiries to the hall during opening hours on 5484 0282.

Glastonbury ABMT

SATURDAY'S Cancer Fundraiser at Glastonbury Hall was an afternoon of fun and laughter.

The tables were replete with delicious goodies and tasty treats and members of the committee was busy keeping up supplies for the never ending pots of tea and coffee.

The inevitable Grocery Grab did not disappoint and was hilarious to watch.

This year's favourite trophy was a box of "hodge-podge”, loaded with everything you could wish for to make hearty winter soups. The box crossed the floor on every exchange and caused a real hullabaloo.

The final winner was a grinner, clasping the box tightly to their bosom.

Organisers would like to thank everyone for attending and all their wonderful sponsors for the array of raffle prizes donated by local businesses and supporters. Another resounding success for the committee with several hundreds raised for Cancer Council Qld.

Red Hats

ANOTHER first for Gympie last week when it was invaded by celebrities, albeit incognito, as they lunched at Kingston House on their way back to Hollywood.

Travelling in style were May West, Charlie Chaplin, Miss Piggy, Doris Day (aka Annie Oakley), Rita Hayworth and Kermit the Frog. The Widgee Mad Hatters or Red Hat ladies meet monthly for social support and fellowship with a little mayhem and mischief on the side. Inquiries to the Queen Bee, Marilyn Belford 5484 9132.

Indoor bowls

MONDAY morning saw much mayhem and excitement on the Widgee indoor bowls greens with players enjoying heaps of friendly banter during their games, amidst a huge "welcome back” to Russell. After scores were totalled it was Jack topping the ladder with 57 points, followed by Gloria on 55. Christine managed 49, just pipping Di into fourth place with her score of 48. A great morning of bowls at the Memorial Hall and you too are welcome to come join the fun. The club meets most Mondays from 9am with a welcome break for a cuppa around 10. Inquiries Gloria Portas 5484 9135.

Craft Group

WIDGEE Craft Group members had a crazy morning this week, with fabrics spread across the tables and dyes spilt everywhere. Lots of fun with the cleaning up but the results proved rewarding.

The final tie dyed items will be revealed next Wednesday, for everyone to "ooh” and "aah” over once the materials have fully dried and they can add the final touches to assorted UFOs (unfinished objects) while enjoying a chat in the sunshine. Inquiries Alice 5484 9156.

Community Cuppa

THE next Community Cuppa is on next Thursday, June 29, at the Complex building in Power Rd. The "cuppa” is a monthly event where all the locals gather to share their news and meet new neighbours.

If you're new to Widgee and want to find out who's who and what's what, then that's the place to be and for just a gold coin donation you can enjoy a delicious morning tea with your new found friends.

Inquiries Margaret Fittler 5484 0420.

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