There was a happy mix of bowlers and non-bowlers testing their skills at last year’s Autism Bowls Challenge at the Kingaroy Bowls Club

September 18, 2019

A special lawns bowls day has been scheduled this Sunday (September 22) in Kingaroy to raise funds for the South Burnett Autism Support Group.

Both bowlers and non-bowlers are welcome for the fun day planned at the Kingaroy Bowls Club in Youngman Street.

The day will begin at noon with lunch prepared by Bushie’s Burgers.

Play will get under way at 1:00pm.

At 4:00pm, there’ll be the drawing of raffles and social drinks.

All team or player nominations must be registered by 11:00am. Single nominations will be put into a team.

Teams are $20 per head, which includes bowling, lunch and nibblies.

If you’d like lunch but don’t want to play bowls, hamburgers are $10 each (or $5 for children under 12).

NB. Only flat-soled shoes, socks or bare feet can be worn on the greens.

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The South Burnett Autism Support Group will be holding a conference on October 12 in Nanango.

Guest speakers will be:

  • Nelle Frances – “Meltdown … what happens in the brain during meltdown and the behaviour we see”
  • Lionel Evans – “My life and me”
  • Sim Newitt – “Parenting a child with autism; strategies for school and home”

The conference, which will be held in the Nanango State School Hall, is aimed at carers, teachers, families and professionals as well as individuals.

There will also be information stands from local community service providers.

Private consultations (25-minute sessions) will be available with Nelle Frances and Lionel Evans between 1:00pm and 3:55pm, but places are limited and must be organised when booking.

Cost to attend is $50 per adult or $20 per child, which includes meals plus tea and coffee.

RSVP by September 20 to Serena on (07) 4163-5060 or by email or Wendy on 0408-728-817 or by email

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