© Dave Mathieson - Amherst Daily News
Amherst Town Councilor George Baker and bowling fundraiser organizer Steve Butler go over final details for the VON bowling fundraiser at the King Pin Bowling Lanes in Amherst. A barbecue will be drawn for at the end of the two-day tournament.
AMHERST – The weekend of May 26 to 27 will be two great days for bowlers, but two really bad days for bowling pins.
That’s the weekend that the Victoria Order of Nurses hosts a bowling fundraiser for their charitable programs in Cumberland County at the King Pin Bowling Alley in Amherst.
“You can enter teams of up to six people,” said Steve Butler, event organizer. “The cost is $12 per-person for three strings of bowling.”
$6 of the $12 goes to the VON.
There are four starting times on both days – 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
The bowling alley has 16 lanes. As many as 768 bowlers will be able to bowl over the two days and, at three games per-person, 2,304 games of bowling could be registered over the two days.
Amherst town councilor George Baker would like to see organizations challenge each other.
“Years ago, Amherst Town Council would bowl against Springhill Town Council, and the loser would have to raise the other town’s flag over their town hall for a week,” said Baker. “It would be nice if the RCMP would bowl against the town police, and the Wandlynn would bowl against the Super 8 or another hotel, or the Gables Lodge against Centennial Villa.”
A prize will be drawn during each time slot and there will be a 50/50 draw during each time slot.
The winner of the big-prize draw, a barbecue, will be picked at the end of the second day.
Butler said more fundraising is needed to provide the programs put on by the VON, and to keep the program going, such as Meals on Wheels, the Smart program, and many home visits to people throughout Cumberland County.
To register, call Butler at 667-5825 or email him at email@example.com, or call King Pin Bowling at 667-5678.