June Olsson and Ray Crawford, from Kingaroy, with South Burnett Autism Support Group founder Jenny Lutz and Talis Lindbergs, 13, from Nanango (at back)
Kingaroy Rotary member Wayne Bushell prepared the hamburgers for the lunch

September 18, 2018

Kingaroy Bowls Club’s greens were buzzing on Sunday afternoon for the Autism Bowls Challenge.

Kingaroy Rotary, Kingaroy Bowls and the South Burnett Autism Group joined forces to put on the fundraising afternoon for the South Burnett Autism Support Group.

Bowlers and non-bowlers were having a go, with spot prizes being handed out.

Rotary Club member Wayne Bushell prepared a range of different-flavoured hamburgers for lunch, with about 70 being snapped up by the bowlers.

The South Burnett Autism Support Group was founded by Kingaroy mum Jenny Lutz in the mid-1990s.

Jenny is still the local contact for the group, and was out bowling with the best of them on Sunday.

She was recognised for her work with the presentation of the Parent/Carer Award at Autism Queensland’s 2017 Creative Futures Recognition Awards.

Jenny was praised for her tireless work in guiding, mentoring and supporting families and individuals in the South Burnett living with autism.

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey AC presented the award to Jenny on December 1.

The South Burnett Autism Support Group meets on the first Friday of the month at SBCare in Kingaroy.

There are about 50 children in the group.

For more information, phone Jenny on (07) 4164-1107.

Ron Roberts (Kingaroy Rotary) with Pete and Tracey Dawson, from Taabinga (at back); Cardell Turner (South Burnett Flight Savers) and Lois and Maddie Turner, 8, from Kingaroy
There was a happy mix of bowlers and non-bowlers testing their skills on the greens

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