MEMBERS of Eton Park Bowls Club, together with families and friends, enjoyed their annual presentation of awards evening, held recently at Washlands Sports Club.
To the backdrop of entertainment from local group Function Factor, awards were handed out by guest of honour Steve Whyman – instrumental in obtaining sponsorship for the purchase of new playing shirts.
Gongs were presented to the club’s internal doubles and singles competition winners and runners-up, as well as to the top averages for both Saturday and Veterans players.
Clubman of the year was secretary Peter Taylor, while pride of place in the ceremony went to Eton Park’s veterans team, who were recently crowned champions of Division Three in the Burton and District Veterans Bowls League.
All players from that title-winning side were handed individual plaques.
After the awards, Jo Bailey – area fundraiser for Midlands Air Ambulance – was on hand to receive a cheque for £382 from club chairman Terry Whyman.
That sum was the proceeds of the Kevin McGuiness Memorial Trophy competition, organised earlier in the season.
Whyman thanked all the local bowlers who had taken part, and praised local companies who had provided raffle prizes, with special mention for Steve Booth of Heaven Scent for his generous donation.
Whyman added that he hoped the competition would become a greater success and that next season, the club could better their fund-raising endeavours.