Sorrento BC flies the flag
– Photographs courtesy of the Mornington Peninsula Shire
Sorrento Bowls Club was transformed into a family fun zone on Australia Day with an estimated 400 people attending the official and fun activities on our national day.
The 2016 formalities saw club president Rod Bell introduce Australia Day Ambassador Paul Guerra, who welcomed everyone on behalf of the Australia Day Council and raised the flag.
The Southern Peninsula Singers performed the national anthem and Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillor Hugh Fraser closed proceedings by presenting an official Shire memento to Paul Guerra.
Then it was time to take to the greens and club members were at the ready with bowls and coaching tips for everyone
The clubhouse was abuzz with Devonshire teas, book and craft stalls and a $1000 raffle made possible by generous Club sponsors.
A free sausage sizzle proved another popular attraction with all ages.
Young families took to the greens with gusto and toddlers as young as three years old showed real promise using smaller indoor bowls.
A children’s programme included activities with play dough, egg and spoon races and colouring competitions .
The annual event sponsored by the Mornington Shire Council is designed as a free community activity on our national day and was introduced last year.