February 26, 2018
The Kingaroy Cricket and Sports Club are planning a big birthday party on Saturday, April 7 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Lyle Vidler Oval clubhouse.
The clubhouse was built with volunteer labour after members secured a $40,000 Bicentennial grant to cover the cost of materials.
The new venue was officially opened by international cricketer Carl Rackemann in April 1988.
KCSC Treasurer Tim Heyer said he recalled festivities on the day included a cricket match and touch football games.
To celebrate the building’s 30th anniversary, the club’s doors will open at 9:00am and a T20 cricket match between the South Burnett and Gympie will run in the morning.
The cricket will be followed by AFL matches between the South Burnett Saints and Chinchilla, which will run through until late afternoon.
In the evening, there’ll be a spit roast dinner in the clubhouse along with raffles, a licensed bar and music by popular entertainer Luke Medcalf.
To form a perfect circle, Carl Rackemann will be the evening’s special guest.
Both the AFL and T20 games are free, but tickets to the evening dinner are $25 per head for adults and $15 per head for children 12 or younger, and pre-bookings are preferred to help plan the catering.
They can be made at the clubhouse or by email.