CREMORNE Bowls and Community Club embraced the spirit of legacy this Show Day, raising more than $800 for Hobart Legacy at its annual Legacy Day event.
Members and other bowlers participated in a day of fun on the green, raising funds towards Legacy’s charter to look after families of servicemen who have given their lives in duty.
Legacy is a not-for-profit organisation, with the Hobart branch being established in March 1923.
Current serving legatee and former president of Hobart Legacy Paul Crew said the Cremorne Bowls and Community Club had been supporting Legacy for several years now.
“Over that time, its total contribution to assisting Legacy is more than $20,000, so the annual bowls day is well represented and supported by members,” he said.
“It was a day full of fun, good humour and good sportsmanship, and everyone made a contribution and had a great game of bowls.
“It’s a wonderful gesture by the club and its members to support our beneficiaries and we look forward to continuing a wonderful partnership.”
The Cremorne community also had a busy October celebrating its 60th year of being recognised as an official town.
Cremorne was proclaimed a town on 12 October 1959 and to celebrate, a small number of locals in the Cremorne Community Group (CCG) organised a twilight gathering with live music, fire pots and food at the Cremorne beach reserve.
CCG member Sarah Meyer said the event was designed to unify and build community spirit.
“It enables friendships to be formed and enhanced and allows new members of the community the opportunity to meet other residents in a relaxed setting,” she said.
“It also helps to shape the identity of the town as a friendly, relaxed location with a positive community spirit.”
Mrs Meyer said the atmosphere at the event was warm and welcoming, with locals having the opportunity to catch up over a meal
“Locals report that they love the opportunity to get together with community members they may not get a chance to catch up with often,” she said.
“Local children in the community also enjoy the event as they are free to play on the nearby beach and in park spaces together.”
To cap off the busy month, a quiz night was held on 2 November at the Cremorne Bowls and Community Club, with $1000 being raised for the Andree Greenwood Secondary Breast Cancer Research Program at the Menzies Institute.
Caption: Cremorne Bowls and Community Club patron Alan Langley, current serving legatee and former Hobart Legacy president Paul Crew and Legacy Day organiser David Watkins.