Savoury pastries and scones were enjoyed by croquet players at Sunnyside Croquet Club when visitors from Bundaberg Croquet Club came to play last week.
The new stove installed at Sunnyside Croquet Club was used to prepare the delicious food, thanks to a $35,000 grant received from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund Round 106.
The original kitchen, built more than 60 years ago, has been replaced with modern cabinets and fittings to meet the current food safety and hygiene requirements.
New vinyl floor coverings and painting recently completed the upgrade of the kitchen.
Sunnyside Croquet Club has existed for more than eighty years and players can be seen enjoying the sport five days a week on the courts at the corner of Walker and Maryborough Streets.
Croquet is especially suited for those people who are relatively inactive.
Hitting balls with mallets around the court through hoops helps to maintain flexibility, balance, and co- ordination as well cognitive skills and strategic thinking.
Gatherings in the clubhouse are an opportunity for socialising, not only for croquet players, but for other community groups including those who enjoy mah-jong and card games.
“The kitchen renovations will provide broader avenues for the club to grow in the future and social opportunities for members and the wider community,” Sunnyside member Gay McKay said.
Sunnyside Croquet Club acknowledges the assistance from Sports Grant Qld and local businesses Christensen Industries, Regalline Cabinets and Joinery, Betta Electrical, and Barritts Carpet One.