Lucas may be one of the most unique Hall members in that he has bowled for 49 years including during a 24-year military career that carried throughout the U.S. and England and finally at Grissom Air Force Base.
He has a 202 career average with a high series of 750 and a 289 with 11 straight strikes. But his major contribution has been in coaching youth ages 3 to 20 for the past 20- years, also involving his wife, Lynda, who is also a Hall member.
“I was surprised to learn I was being inducted,” he said. “To me the game is a team thing and meeting people, and I’ll stay with it until the day I die,”
It was a rewarding evening for bowlers, but perhaps an even greater occasion for the four schlarship winners. All four were more than worthy thanks to their dedication to education amidst their heavy involvement in school activities.
Gene F. Conard may be reached through the sports department.