BAREFOOT: Bell Bowls Club are hoping for a good turn out for their barefoot bowls day.
BAREFOOT: Bell Bowls Club are hoping for a good turn out for their barefoot bowls day. Marty Strecker

No shoes? That's no issue on Saturday in Bell

SOCIAL gatherings don't come much more relaxing and enjoyable than barefoot bowls, which is why Bells Bowls Club are delivering their inaugural event for the community this Saturday.

Organiser Amanda Burns said the bowls club is currently experiencing a resurgence, so they need to strike while the iron is hot.

"It (Bell Bowls Club) was looking a bit dire there for a while, but now we've got some younger people stepping in and the community is getting it going again,” Mrs Burns said.

"It would be great to turn this day into an annual event; it would be a good thing for Bell because it's a great social outlet for people.

"It's not about being the best, it's about getting out there and having a go.”

Mrs Burns said the club is run by volunteers, like a lot of groups in Bell, so relies on the town getting behind it when events like this are staged.

"We don't want people to travel to Toowoomba for bowls when we have a perfectly functioning green in Bell.

"The day is for everyone; the kids can run around while the adults enjoy themselves. We've also got fairy floss, popcorn and face painting.”

Bell Barefoot Bowls begins tomorrow at 5.30pm, with dinner at 7pm.

Steak sandwiches are available for $5 and a sit-down dinner is $8.

The bar will be open from 4pm onwards.


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