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The day that Santa came to Sawtell

Ray Grandemange was right into the spirit of Christmas at Sawtell Bowling Club last Saturday.
Ray Grandemange was right into the spirit of Christmas at Sawtell Bowling Club last Saturday.

By STEVE ARCHBOLD

MEMBERS of the Sawtell Men's Bowling Club wound up the season in fine style on Saturday when they conducted their break-up day and Christmas party.

Ray Grandemange made a good impersonation of one of Santa's reindeers fitted with special antlers while Billy Meadows was conspicuous in a Christmas hat.

After spending the morning playing club selected fours, the afternoon's pairs competition enabled bowlers to burn off chef Nelson's Chinese lunch which was appreciated by everyone.

Later in the day, a random draw saw seven lucky bowlers win $10 each while entertainment was provided by poets in motion Grahame Watt and Dusty Turner who recited several poems and the odd joke.

Thanks go to Billy Cupitt and Coffs City Printing for providing sponsorship support for the day.

When Ron Ferguson had a bit of a whinge about not having his photograph published in the local paper we decided this week to do something about it.

The photo appearing on this page should make him happy until next time around unless he sees his photo again in the paper from his old home town of Dubbo.

All fans of Sunday turkey triples are reminded there will be no play on Christmas Day or the following Sunday when chief organiser Ron Crumpton celebrates another birthday.

Men's pennants teams have been named for January trials and appear on the men's bowls noticeboard.