Knock-down event a success

With each pin knocked down, bowlers were raising money to help provide nutritional meals to Hamilton County residents during the 13th Annual “Strike Out Hunger” Bowl-A-Thon. The Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County event was held Aug. 18 at Coopers Stardust Bowl, 845 Westfield Rd., Noblesville.

Team Captain Mark Fosnight, left, of Harbour Manner/The Lodge receives the traveling trophy from Tony Pryor of Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Harbour Manner/The Lodge won with a top score of 2,568 and Sheridan Rehab came in second with a score of 2,399.

Team Captain Mark Fosnight, left, of Harbour Manner/The Lodge receives the traveling trophy from Tony Pryor of Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Harbour Manner/The Lodge won with a top score of 2,568 and Sheridan Rehab came in second with a score of 2,399.

Executive Director Beth Gehlhausen said the event raised $12,000 – twice as much as last year’s bowl-a-thon.

“That’s pretty good for this event,” she said. “We had better attendance this year.”

Top bowlers were Rich Hamilton and JoEtta Sanich. Twenty-six teams participated in the event and Harbour Manner/The Lodge won with a top score of 2,568 and Sheridan Rehab came in second with a score of 2,399.

“The two are almost rivals. The traveling trophy has gone back and forth for a couple of years,” Gehlhausen said.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sponsor-A-Senior Program which provides financial assistance to those who otherwise would not be able to receive a nutritious meal. Meal service focuses on reducing hunger, improving health, and promoting independence in Hamilton County.

“It’s essential we have events such as this to meet the needs of our community,” Gehlhausen said.

Gehlhausen said MOWHC provided 55,000 meals to 372 people in 2012. She said those numbers are on track for the first half of 2013 as approximately 27,000 meals have been provided to 183 people a month.

Gehlhausen said 60 percent of MOWHC clients fully pay for their meals, which cost $6. Delivered by volunteers Monday through Friday, hot meals include a vegetable, fruit, starch, protein, desert and beverage. A second “sandwich meal” also is available.

For more information on becoming a Meals on Wheels client or volunteering, call 776-7159 or visit www.mealsonwheelshc.org.

Robert Herrington

Managing editor of Current in Noblesville. A 1999 graduate of Noblesville High School, Herrington has been covering Noblesville and Hamilton County as a journalist since 2004. The military brat lived all over the east coast before calling Noblesville home since 1994. He and his wife, Maggie, live in the community with their baby daughter (and youngest Boston Red Sox fan), Caroline. From school board to common council meetings, First Friday events and summer concerts in the city parks, Herrington loves to attend and cover all that Noblesville has to offer.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.