Mundoora Community Sports Club celebrates 50 years

Mundoora Community Sports Club held its 50th anniversary in October. 

A happy hour was held all evening and 50 prizes were drawn out from the membership numbers all night.

It was on October 26, 1967, when the original Central Store/Bakery opened, this later became the Mundoora Community Sports Club.  

As the Mundoora Hotel had its liquor licence transferred to the Sunnyside Motel at Port Broughton on December 23, 1966, it was then closed to the public. 

The local community rallied together and applied for another liquor licence and purchased the old Central Store to transform into the Community Sports Club.

On Saturday, October 28, a family fun day was held from 2pm till late. A jumping castle was installed out the front of the club and was enjoyed by the younger children.

Jodie Webb took care of face painting of the children and they also could make a sand card of their choice.

Josh Rudick- of “J R Acoustic”, a solo performer with his guitar, played throughout the afternoon and evening, entertaining the locals and past residents of the area.  

An unusual birthday cake of a tap pouring beer from the bar made by Allison Stringer of ‘Edibelle Cakes and More’ was cut and enjoyed.  

This cake was cut by Jackie Kraft a past manager of 11 years, working with her husband Don. Jackie and Don had the new blue and yellow bar installed.

They also purchased the new carpet, tables and chairs, drink fridges, cool room and air conditioning installed while they were club managers.

Every Saturday night the community club has meals – chicken or beef schnitzels or steak or seafood with a choice of desserts. The club’s kitchen is worked by other local sporting groups or out of town groups to raise money for their functions.

About $20,000 a year has been raised for sporting groups of tennis, cricket, bowls or football to help keep their clubs alive.

If anyone wants to make some money come and organise the kitchen to make it happen ring the club’s manager on 8635 4264.