The "Golden Age" bowlers gathered at the Lutheran Church on Friday, April 17th for a delicious roast pork supper. Forty-six bowlers, spouses and spares celebrated another year of bowling. Whether it be good or bad, it is a good social event and exercise. All the strikes and spares aren't so plentiful but isn't that to do with age; even with bowling skills we seem to put them away and can't find them!
Luther Heinz started the evening by saying grace before our meal. League president Clara Longley thanked the Lutheran Ladies for supper preparation of the pork roast and all the trimmings - especially dessert!
Marilyn Mead, secretary, read the minutes of the last annual meeting. Ella Frank was elected as president, and all other officers remained the same: Marilyn Mead - secretary; Donna Jensen - treasurer; Blanche Verboom - statistician.
Blanche Verboom's team had been drawn for the prize committee. Certificates were handed out as follows: Most headpins (37) - Donna Hartley; Most 13 counts (74) - Clara Longley; Most 8 counts, splits (24) - Francis Mead; Most 10 counts, chops (28) - Marilyn Mead; Mos 11 counts, aces (38) - tied between Shirley Hartley and Stella Rood. These are all based on first ball of each frame.
Ladies high single went to Clara Longley with a score of 278 and Ladies high double went to Laura Pingert with a total of 463. Mens high single went to Wayne Boehr with a score of 341 and high double of 554. Mention was made of Wayne's 306 single, and Ted Hartley also had a 325 single.
Best scorekeepers for the year were Clara Longley's team with only 4 scorekeeping errors in 26 weeks, and Jean Porritt's team was the only team that bowled the full season without having a spare.
Clara Longley's team had the highest team single of 1528 and high team double of 2903. One person from each team won a gift certificate from the "Rolling Hills Restaurant" and "Amego Inn". (These are purchased by the league.) The winners were Cliff Gravelle, Julia Viergutz, Audrey Johnson, Ted Hartley, Blanche Verboom, Shirley Hartley, and Clara Longley. Jean McKerricher won the door prize of a gift certificate and $5.00 cash.
Jean Porritt's team won the League for the 2008/09 bowling season and were presented with gift certificates from Wayne and the Bowling Alley. Jean's team consists of Jean, Wayne Boehr, Laurie Szczerba, Martha Olafson and Ted Hartley. They bowled with a J.Doe all season. (At least he bowls average every week!)
"A" Event Roll-off winners were the Clara Longley team of Clara, Margaret West, Ruby Gosling, Donna Jensen, Florence Galbraith and Eleanor Murray. This team won a yummy looking fruit basket.
"B" Event Roll-off winners were the team of Muriel Lee (from Bengough), with Gloria Maki, Stella Rood, Audrey Johnson, Helen Gravelle, and Cliff Gravelle (sparing for Eileen Gee). This team won a bottle of wine.
The Roll-offs were actually quite close. The "A" Event was separated by 199 points and the "B" event spread was only 142 points. All prizes are purchased by the league from membership funds. League winner prize is awarded by Wayne at the Bowling Alley. As you probably realize all our prizes had to do with eating or drinking - - what better for seniors??
Once again, a fun season, lots of frustrations, some remarkable days, and some we won't talk about.
See you in the fall!