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Bowling camp coming to Meridian

By By Ryan Satcher / staff writer
July 18, 2002
Confidence and knowledge of the basics are very important in bowling. People will be able to work on both in the First Annual Meridian Bowling Camp to be held at Dixie Bowl Lanes next week.
The camp will run from 3 p.m. until about 5:30 p.m. every day of the week. Kids over 7-years-old and adults will be able to learn more about bowling during the week and also have fun.
According to director of the event, Betty Dorough, the camp was started to help give bowlers confidence and to teach basics.
Assisting the participants in the camp will be volunteer bowlers. Eight or nine bowlers that bowl at the bowling alley will help teach campers. Also, one of the bowlers that has volunteered is a certified to teach through the national association.
The volunteers will help bowlers decide what size ball to use and help them work on basics such as the approach. People in the camp will also be able to bowl a few games.
On the final day of the camp, a pizza party will be held. Door prizes from local businesses will be given away during the party. A great day of fun is expected.
The entry fee for the camp is $45. The fee covers the lane fees, shoes for the whole week and also covers the pizza party.
It is not too late to sign up for the camp. It would be good to enter before Sunday, but entries will be accepted until 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon. People wanting to sign up should go by the counter at Dixie Bowl or contact Betty Dorough at 482-2220.
Also, volunteers are welcome to come out and help with things that may need to be done during the camp.