The bowls fun day hosted by Colleen Hulm and the Deniliquin RSL Bowling Club as a fundraiser for local cancer sufferer Nellis Le Roux on Saturday was perfectly timed for Deniliquin’s Trevor David and his Nowra visitors at the weekend.
Trevor and Carol David host their friends for a camping trip in Deniliquin each year, and Mr David said the fundraiser was ideal as ‘‘a bit of fun for the boys’’ while the women went shopping.
Among Mr David’s foursome of bowlers was a first time Deniliquin visitor Sigi Ferchow, who said he was quite impressed with the town.
‘‘I have been through Hay about 50 times on trips and when I saw the sign for Deniliquin I always thought it would be just another little bush town,’’ Mr Ferchow said.
‘‘I am pleasantly surprised — it is very nicely set up.’’
The Davids have been hosting their friends in Deniliquin near the end of March for about 20 years.
Rachel’s 80s outfit surprises
Guests at Rachel Phillis-Campbell’s 40th birthday bash were in for a real treat on Saturday night.
Held at the couple’s north Deniliquin home, the party had a Blue Light Disco theme and those in attendance were served favourites such as dim sims, Chiko rolls and hotdogs from the iconic Deni Rovers food van while listening to all the big hits from the 1980s.
Guests dressed to the 80s theme with denims, fluros, Spandex and big hair and crimped hair dominant.
But no one could top the birthday girl herself, who kept guests guessing by secretly changing into a new outfit five times during the night!
■More photos from Rachel’s party will appear in our Thursday edition this week.
Long drive, great golf
One of the guests at Rachel’s party was school friend and former local Grant Hines, who left Sydney in the very early hours of Saturday morning so he could squeeze in a game of golf on the Deni course before the party that night.
Hines had played the course many times as a teenager and after finishing Year 12 at Deni High in 1995 he spent some years as a golf pro before joining the NSW Police Force.
And while the scratch golfer doesn’t spend too much time on the golf course these days, he still managed a three-under-par round despite not having played the local 18 for more than two decades.
After a breakout performance for Port Adelaide in round one of the AFL season, Todd Marshall put Deniliquin on the map on Saturday.
Unfortunately for Channel 7 sports journalist Sam McClure, a map is what he might have needed when talking about Marshall on Footy Central in the half time break of the Hawthorn vs Collingwood broadcast.
McClure stated ‘‘he’s from Deniliquin, here in Victoria’’ when talking about the 19 year-old’s four goal effort.
Following the Hawks’ 34 point win, McClure returned to the viewers’ screens for the second half of Footy Central, with retired Richmond footballer and Channel 7 media personality Matthew Richardson calling him out on his gaff.
McClure did apologise and said he was corrected of his mistake on Twitter, before fellow broadcaster Luke Darcy also took a stab at McClure stating that he ‘‘obviously hasn’t been to a Ute Muster’’.
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