Maryborough Bowls Club chairman Ray Bruest with members (back row) Pat Matsen and Glenda McInnes, (middle row) Rita Lovett and Joy Duff and Mary McDonald in front, on the new turf.
Maryborough Bowls Club chairman Ray Bruest with members (back row) Pat Matsen and Glenda McInnes, (middle row) Rita Lovett and Joy Duff and Mary McDonald in front, on the new turf. Robyne Cuerel

Lack of govt funding didn't stop M'boro bowlers' project

THE green at the Maryborough Bowls Club has received a $220,000 facelift.

Club chairman Ray Breust said construction began on Queensland's second-oldest bowls club late last year.

"It now gives us an undercover, all-weather facility, which will enable our members and guests to bowl all year round," he said.

"We're the only club in Maryborough that has the combination of carpet green and shade cloth."

Mr Breust said the project was entirely funded by members as they couldn't get any government funding.

He said bowls was great for people of all ages.

"It's a good outdoor activity which doesn't require a lot of physical exercise but certainly requires good mental aptitude," he said.

Local dignitaries and bowls teams from across the region visited the club on Sunday for its opening.



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