Sun shines on Stronvaar’s summer fete

John Mason bowls as spectators enjoy the sunshine.

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Words and pictures Hannah O’Hanlon

The sun made a reappearance on Saturday for Campbeltown Bowling Club’s annual summer fete which heralded the start of a busy weekend for the club.

President Duncan MacInnes welcomed guest of honour, Ria Johnston, to Saturday’s event.

Honorary member Ria, who described herself as the ‘third oldest lady member’, declared the various stalls open, before receiving a bouquet of flowers.

Members and visitors perused the stalls, including raffles, a bottle stall, cake and candy, garden produce and bric-a-brac, as others enjoyed tea and coffee and games took place on Stronvaar’s green.

The event was well attended, despite various functions across town, and more than £800 was raised.

A club spokesperson said: ‘Thanks to everyone who helped, donated and attended.’

While the fete was in full swing, Shirley Bannatyne won her county knockout singles final in Oban by 21 shots to 20, her second consecutive county win.

She overcame Lorraine Galbraith of Dunoon Argyll Bowling Club to take the trophy.

The action continued on Sunday before the World Cup final party when Angus Brodie and Ryan McLachlan defeated John Mason and Ryan’s younger brother Scott in the final of the Derek Goode memorial pairs.

The rest of the week was taken up by the T A Blair Funeral Directors-sponsored Doon the Water pairs which will end tonight (Friday) with the semi-finals and final accompanied by a barbecue and a dance.

Guest of honour Ria Johnston with club president Duncan MacInnes. 50_c29stronvaar01

Betty McLellan and Margaret Rankin with a beautifully decorated cake that was up for grabs. 50_c29stronvaar02

Alistair Nicolson, Hugh MacDonald and Neil McLennan manned the bottle stall. 50_c29stronvaar03

Behind the raffle prizes are: Elma McLean, Fiona Mason, Elsie McLelland and Cathie Martin. 50_c29stronvaar04

Tables were packed inside and outside the clubhouse. 50_c29stronvaar05

Charley Gilchrist, one of the youngest players to hit the green. 50_c29stronvaar06

John Mason bowls as spectators enjoy the sunshine. 50_c29stronvaar07

Sunday’s Derek Goode memorial pairs winners and runners up, from left: John Mason, Scott McLachlan, Duncan MacInnes, Ryan McLachlan and Angus Brodie. NO_c29derekgoodepairs01