Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

All Volunteers to Action Stations for Widgee's Endurance Ride

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

All Volunteers to Action Stations for Widgee's Endurance Ride

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Lynlie Cross

Correspondent

widgeenews@southernphone.com.au

ENDURANCE riders will be heading to Widgee next weekend, July 28-29 to take part in the annual Widgee Endurance Ride which covers many kilometres of spectacular terrain in and around the local area.

There are two rides, the 80 km and the 40 km. Trails take horse and rider through the Brooyar Forest, private properties and country roads. Horses are closely monitored by vets from Gympie, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Volunteers from the local fire brigade will be out in force, manning radio check-points, ensuring the safety of horses and riders.

Scouts from Gympie's Nashville group will be at gateways to make sure they are open, while more volunteers will converge on the Bushman's Kitchen, keeping everyone well fed and watered over the weekend.

For more information or any inquiries contact Jackie Swan on 5484 0176.

Indoor bowls

SUNSHINE at last and those resolute bowlers were back on their Widgee greens. This week's winner was Mabel with a total of 53 points, followed by Bruce and Margaret who tied for second spot with 50 points each. Third was Dave with 46 while Marilyn K. and Gloria shared fourth place, both with 44 points. Anyone interested in joining can contact the president, Di Lhotka, on 5484 0286.

Bushman's Bar

NO fires in the kitchen this week with members of the Rural Fire Brigade cooking steaks on the hotplates. The menu includes juicy rump steak with chips and salad, or crispy fish also with chips and salad. To finish off the meal there's steamed pudding with custard. The Bushman's Bar opens 3pm and the Bushman's Kitchen will be serving hot meals from 6.30 to 7.45pm. Inquiries 3pm on 5484 0282.

Pony club

MEMBERS of Widgee Pony Club held a successful rally day last Sunday, with another scheduled for tomorrow. …

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