Seniors bowling still going strong in Clarenville

Published on May 13, 2017

Jean Noseworthy presenting a thank you gift to Ethel and Everett Penney

©Submitted photo

By George Martin, Special to The Packet

Clarenville could well be called the Seniors Bowling Capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. Organized many years ago by Ethel and Everett Penney, the Seniors Bowling League continues to be very popular.
Every Monday morning and afternoon streams of seniors between the ages of 50 and 90-plus head to Caribou Lanes. They come from Random Island, the Clarenville-Shoal Harbour area and the Deep Bight-Hillview area.
The alleys come alive with strikes, spares, plugs, gutter balls and the main thing — laughter! With every strike a bowler becomes five years younger and 15 points a better bowler.
The 2016-17 bowling season ended with a banquet on Friday, April 28, at the Canadian Legion Hall where a mouth-watering dinner and lots of prizes combined to make it a “Perfect Game” for all. Following the dinner, a gift presentation was made to Ethel and Everett from all the bowlers, expressing their sincere thanks to the Penneys for all the time and energy they put in. The fun then continued with draw prizes and singing, keeping everyone entertained.
The bowling season begins again in September 2017. All seniors are encouraged to join in the fun at Caribou Lanes in this non-competitive league. And remember — knowing how to bowl is definitely not necessary. Fun is the main idea.
See you in the fall.