Club’s diamond day

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MEMBERS of Rastrick Bowling and Social Club are going all out to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Bank Holiday Tuesday, June 5.

Social secretary Janet Holroyd says it’s going to be a real fun day for the members and the community of Rastrick, with special emphasis on the children having a good time.

“Commitments permitting we have been promised a visit by a fire crew with an engine from Brighouse Fire Station I know how the young children enjoy getting close up to a fire engine,” said Janet.

“We will also have a bouncy castle and among other things there will be fun bowling for the adults and a ‘beat the goalie’ competition.

“It all kicks off at 2pm and our stewardess Kate Grundy and her bar manager son, Chris Smith, will ensure we have everything on hand. There will be plenty of food available to add the street party theme to the event.”

On May 16 the club is holding another fashion show in aid of the Forget me Not Trust. It is ‘buy on the night’ and it is being staged by Shop2Drop Limited. All proceeds raised from the commission and a raffle will go to the trust.

“We are also introducing crown green bowling coaching for all ages and experience,” said Janet. “While our bowling section is thriving we want more and more people to come and enjoy the game from late March to the end of September.

“Once again we will be running our Rastrick Open competed for by some of the best bowlers in the country. Last season it attracted players from the north Midlands, Merseyside and Cumbria as well as those closer to home.

“It was great to see the vibrancy this created around the club on match nights over and above the normal league games.”

Janet added that the weekly Zumba dance sessions on a Monday night between 7.30-8.30pm are still proving very popular.