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Lakeplex Lanes host Special Olympics’ bowling

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 9, 2013

Monitor Photo/Susan Harrison Overseeing the Halloween-themed Special Olympics’ bowling tournament Oct. 31 at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points are (from left) Cedar Creek Lake area Special Olympics organizer Judy Hunter, Mabank Special Olympic bowling team coach Jay Arnold and wife Stephanie, and bowling center manager Lucky Boothe.

Monitor Photo/Susan Harrison
Overseeing the Halloween-themed Special Olympics’ bowling tournament Oct. 31 at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points are (from left) Cedar Creek Lake area Special Olympics organizer Judy Hunter, Mabank Special Olympic bowling team coach Jay Arnold and wife Stephanie, and bowling center manager Lucky Boothe.

By Susan Harrison
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS–At the festively decorated Lakeplex Lanes for Halloween, 95 Special Olympic bowlers, mostly in costume, competed in a packed bowling center Oct. 31.
Male and female bowlers from Kemp, Broaddus, Athens, Malakoff, Mabank, Waxahachie, Eustace and Crandall vied for medals and high scores.
Mabank Special Olympic bowling team coach Jay Arnold said there were also some 50 to 60 volunteers on hand to help with the tournament which started at 9 a.m. and concluded at 2 p.m. with lunch in-between.
Judy Hunter, who started the Cedar Creek Lake Area Special Olympics in 1986, and Stephanie Arnold helped with checking in the registered bowlers and assigning their lanes.
Arnold explained that the Mabank team does all of its own fundraising and pays all of its own bowling tournament expenses.

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