Jam, cream and scones were the order of the day at the Narrabri Bowling Club last Friday.

In a bid to raise funds for the facility, the Narrabri Women’s Bowling Club hosted a Devonshire morning tea fundraiser.

Club president, Nola McNamara, said she was pleased to see so many supporters in attendance on the day.

“We had about 90 people come along, members and their friends, which is great because we wanted people to socialise and enjoy themselves,” she said.

“As well as a fundraiser event, we wanted the occasion to be a friendship morning for like-minded people to connect over their interest in saving the bowling club.”

While attendees enjoyed Dawn Armstrong’s homemade scones, they were entertained by local poets Jacqui Warnock and Max Pringle OAM.

When everyone finished their tea and scones, the raffle was drawn with prizes donated by local businesses and presented by the Narrabri Women’s Bowling Club team.

Miss McNamara hopes her team’s efforts will encourage people to continue gathering at the venue.

“We think this will get more people used to coming along to the bowling club and showing their support for it, which is very important to ensure the doors remain open,” she said.

According to Miss McNamara, the ladies also plan on hosting many more fundraisers for the club.

“We might hold another morning tea like this one, and we’ve also been discussing the possibility of a trivia night,” she said.

The club thanked everyone who attended, with Miss McNamara saying their attendance is greatly appreciated.

“Now, when you walk past the bowling green, you can say to yourself ‘I helped save that club’,” she said.

With the money raised from these smaller events, Miss McNamara explained that the group hopes to hold a bigger fundraiser.

“We’d like to put the money raised today towards a September spring carnival,” she said.

“And we hope, in true Narrabri spirit, the community rallies together and shows their support for that event too, just as they’ve done today.”

“These events wouldn’t be possible without such community support.”

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