FESTIVAL OF YUM: David McDougall and Christine Kowalski of Mooloolaba with Pat Smith of Florida (centre) had a great day at Woolooga's Big Rosella Festival last Saturday.
FESTIVAL OF YUM: David McDougall and Christine Kowalski of Mooloolaba with Pat Smith of Florida (centre) had a great day at Woolooga's Big Rosella Festival last Saturday.

Rosella festival dishes up day of sweet fun

LAST Saturday was an outstanding success for the second Big Rosella Festival at Woolooga.

The sky cleared and people arrived in their droves, making this year even bigger and better than before with more than 400 attending.

Deputy Mayor Bob Leitch officially opened the festival and congratulated the Petersen family on their outstanding results.

The cooking demonstrations by Matt Golinski and Glen Barrett were again popular with seats quickly filling and some extremely yummy dishes created which had everyone lining up for a taste of the finished products.

The face painting and children's activity corner kept the youngsters happy while the Walking Farm Tours proved popular.

The event is a credit to the Petersens who were helped enormously by family and friends as well as volunteers from within the Woolooga community.

CC's Kitchen is now an established and well-recognised brand throughout Gympie region and beyond, drawing visitors from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Gin Gin.

Plans are already afoot for 2018 so keep your calendar clear for Saturday, May 12.

Indoor bowls

MONDAY morning saw a good roll up of players, requiring all three mats on the floor.

Jeanette played extremely well and topped the ladder with 59 points. On the second rung were Russell and Jack who tied with 50 points each. Christine was on the next rung with 48 points.

The club meets most Mondays from 9am in the Memorial Hall. Inquiries 5484 9135.

Bushman's Bar & Kitchen

WIDGEE State School P&C members are on roster tonight in the Bushman's Kitchen.

Meals tonight (May 19) from 6.30-7.45pm with the Bushman's Bar open from around 3.

Come along tomorrow night for the Widgee's Got Talent and family fun night with Karen Thomsen and her karaoke machine.

Bring your family and friends for a night of musical mischief and mayhem - it's your chance to shine on stage.

The kitchen will be opening early with hot food available from 6pm and music starting at 6.30. Inquiries 5484 0282.

Pony Club muster

WIDGEE & Districts Pony Club is holding a muster this Sunday, May 21from 9am in the club grounds at Widgee Showgrounds. Inquiries Jim 5486 1180 or Lisa 0437 840 439.

Craft group

WITH just days to go and never enough time, members of Widgee Craft Group are gearing up for another dazzling Australia's Biggest Morning Tea next Wednesday, May 24.

The girls are hoping for a warm, sunny day and another huge crowd through the doors as they welcome you all to their annual cancer morning tea at the Bushman's Bar & Kitchen.

This year it's Hats on to beat Skin Cancer and there are prizes for the best sun hats, best dressed lady and gent, lucky door and lucky spot prizes too.

There's also be fabulous food, fabulous prizes and great entertainment by Karen Thomsen, Annie Longmore and the Retro Juke Box Singers.

There are great prizes up for grabs, including the camphor laurel chest Ted Senior's donated for first prize in the major raffle.

Entry is just $10 for the best day out all year. All proceeds to Cancer Council Qld, funding research into that elusive cure.

Bookings are required so phone Margaret 5484 0420 or email widgeecraftgroup@southernphone.com.au.