Community organizations and residents are invited to participate in the 2009 Mayor's Bowl-a-thon Sunday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alex Alleys. All proceeds from the event will go to the Putnam County Senior Center.
Individuals and organizations that wish to bowl need to form teams of four to play during one of three scheduled sessions. Forms can be picked up from the Senior Center at 9 W. Franklin St., Greencastle.
Assignments will be on a first come, first served basis with the first 14 teams to play from 11 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. The remaining teams will play from 1 to 2:55 p.m. and from 3 to 4:55 p.m. Cost is $30 per player.
To reserve your spot call Senior Center Director Jim Stevens at 653-8606 or submit your forms to the center. Persons reserving a spot will receive a call from a volunteer to answer any questions.
The Senior Center has been in existence for over 36 years. They provide many services to the older adult population and to those in need. Last year they served over 12,000 meals and their food pantry supplied meals for 10,000.
Their transportation program made some 5,000 trips and the volunteers logged over 24,000 hours of service.
"Providing these services is expensive, and we need your help to keep them available to our citizens," said Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray.
Last year, the youth bowling league, local industry and organizations and individuals helped raise $4,000.
Murray asks that anyone who cannot participate in the bowl-a-thon to consider a lane sponsorship for $50 or a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more.
Rob Alex and Alex Alleys are hosting the event. They are located at 1250 S. Jackson St., Greencastle.