As a bowler, you go to the center for a series of three games of fun, determined that you are going to do your best. Maybe you’re always striving for that 300 game or maybe your goal is simply to keep the ball on the lanes (always my choice). You put your shoes on, get your ball out, clean it off and set it on the ball rack. Everyone does the same.
Do you ever really think about the people around you? Have they had a good day? Are they really in good health or are they just putting on a show for everyone else? They may be there depending on you to keep them from feeling worse than they already do. Some just don’t want to talk just yet about what is really wrong with them, preferring to keep it to themselves.
So if you are having a bad night at bowling and before you start letting it get to you and you say things that might hurt someone else’s feelings, think about it and look around. There might be someone who is hurting in silence and is there hoping for a good time. Everyone has their way of handling their problems and maybe bowling is their outlet. Don’t ruin it for them.
AROUND THE LANES
• Don Lowry Lanes will host a couple of tournaments next month that will help a lot of people. I would like to see as many people as possible bowl in these tournaments. So mark your calendars after you read this information.
The inaugural Art Anderson Bowl-a-Thon will take place on Jan. 12. Anderson was a very popular Scout Master who was very instrumental in the lives of a lot of scouts in this area. He helped Jeremy Ramberger from the time he started scouts throughout his scouting career. He helped Jeremy earn his Eagle in 2010. Mr. Anderson’s sudden death has taken a lot away from Jeremy and he wanted to do something for other scouts to remember his scout leader.
Jeremy is starting this Bowl-a-Thon with hopes that it will fund scholarship money for scouts who need help to go to scout summer within the state. Mr. Anderson was always for helpful in getting scouts to camp and Jeremy would like to see it continue.
This tournament is $20 for three games and shoes. Check-in time is 11 a.m. and bowling starts at 11:30 a.m. You need to sign up at scout headquarters at 518 N. Main, call 765-452-8253 or call Jeremy at 765-868-3034.
Let’s support this tournament and send scouts to summer camp!
The 9 Pin No Tap and auction benefit for Dawn (Hobbs) Burns is Jan. 26, from 2-5 p.m. Dawn had a double lung transplant and from what I was told, has just been removed from ICU after several weeks. That is wonderful but I am sure with the classes that I have gone through for transplant there are many expenses and many more trips to make.
So please come out and support this benefit for Dawn. It’s $20 and reservation by Jan. 19 would be greatly appreciated. Walk-ins will be welcomed with lane availability. Questions should be directed to Jenifer Workman at 765-480-5328.
• Jacob Brown, a 14-year-old youth league bowler from Kokomo Sport Bowl, was bowling TKO on Nov. 17 at the Rose Bowl in New Castle and rolled a perfect game of 300. This young man has been bowling since he could pick up a ball. He also plays baseball and used to swim in middle school but has really dedicated his life to bowling.
Cyndy Trent is the Tribune’s bowling columnist. She may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.