Sorrento Community Barefoot Bowls Carnival

by Team BV

Sorrento BC’s 2017 Community Barefoot Bowls Carnival was a great success despite cloudy weather, attracting in excess of 350 people to the Club for a day of family fun on the greens on Australia Day.
Special children’s activities included colouring competitions, play dough, hopping and egg and spoon races around the greens.
The event, supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, was attended by Cr Hugh Fraser and Cr Brian Payne who were at the ceremonial flag raising by Australia Day Ambassador Sue Stanley (an aerobics world champion and Mt Martha resident)  and the national anthem  performed by Southern Peninsula Singers.
Sue Stanley challenged everyone to take part in some limbering up exercises and even demonstrated the one arm push up for which she is famous.
There was one condition – she agreed to demonstrate this skill if anyone put up $100 (quickly raised amongst the club’s male members) and generously donated it back to the club.
Freshly baked scones from the Club kitchen enticed many into the Club house – as did the fresh lamingtons donated by Allison Monkhouse Funerals. A free sausage sizzle was on offer.
Another major attraction was the bargain book stall and the raffles offering great prizes provided by  many of the peninsula’s top tourist attractions.
Now in its third year, this free family-oriented event is sponsored by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Nepean Optical Rye and is a relaxed way to celebrate our national day while enjoying barefoot bowls as a popular activity for all.