Curtis presents cheque to Innisfail PCYCFor the 15th year, the Member for Mulgrave and Innisfail Bowls Club hosted the Innisfail Labour Day Charity Bowls Day.

Mr Pitt said that although the Labour Day public holiday is in October this year, it is tradition for the bowls day to be held the first weekend in May.

Next year Labour Day will be shifted back to May, with the Queen’s birthday public holiday moving to October.

“On Sunday it was great to see six teams battling it out for lawn bowl supremacy with perfect weather conditions,” Mr Pitt said.

“It was the Innisfail PCYC team ‘True Blue Aussies’ that took out the competition followed closely by runners up ‘Innisfail ALP’.

“The major raffle prize of a family trip to the Outer Reef with Quicksilver Cruises was won by Loren Beggs with Sergio Dalla Pozza winning a family Green Island Eco Adventure.” Mr Pitt said.

Both prizes were generously donated by the Quicksilver Group.

“Each year the bowls day supports a designated youth charity with the Innisfail PCYC the recipient of the proceeds of the day which totalled $708.50. I’ve also made a $500 donation to bring the total up to $1,208.50 which will support the PCYC’s music program.

“I want to congratulate Diana O’Brien on her tireless work organising the event hosted by the Innisfail Bowls Club and thank all the bowlers in their colourful outfits who took to the green to support the event.”

Councillor Mark Nolan once again donated and presented the ‘Rising Star Award’ for a non-bowler in recognition of bowling talent displayed on the day. This year the $40 Jiallo coffee shop voucher was presented to Adrian from the Innisfail Youth and Family Care team.

The Innisfail Bowls club was also congratulated for donating all of their green fees to the PCYC.