Windfall: a large amount of money that is won or received unexpectedly.
And that’s the exciting news the Lithgow Croquet Club received this week, learning that their grant application to extend and improve their lawns had been approved by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
MP Paul Toole arrived on a lovely sunny morning and spent time talking to croquet and gateball players. As he addressed the group and praised the work of all the members the skies blackened and, just as he produced the cheque for over $160,000, the heavens opened.
Undaunted by the storm, Paul Toole and Lithgow Mayor Ray Thompson took to the field and showed their aptitude for mallet sports.
The improved lawns will allow more playing days and more competitions to be held. Work will start in the autumn when the worst of the summer heat is over. Sadly this will be too late for Lithgow’s 2019 Gateball Competition on March 9th/10th which will be played on the existing lawns – but just wait till 2020!!!
To read more from the Lithgow Mercury and watch a short video, click here