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Neosho bowlers raise $5K for kids

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Black Rain Ordnance won tournament team high series (1093). Black Rain Ordnance won tournament team high series (1093).
Stewart Pace won tournament individual high game (231) and individual high series (424). Stewart Pace won tournament individual high game (231) and individual high series (424).

POSTED ON BEHALF OF NEOSHO BRIGHT FUTURES

Neosho bowlers raise $5K for kids

Neosho area bowlers have helped make sure more than 260 school kids don’t go hungry.

The 3rd annual Neosho Bright Futures Bowling Tournament drew 36 teams to Neosho’s Edgewood Bowl on Friday, Nov. 1. More than $5,000 was raised for the Bright Futures weekend backpack program, which provides food over the weekend for Neosho students who might otherwise go hungry at home. The bowling tournament is a major fundraiser for Bright Futures Neosho, which assists local students in need of basic things like clothing, shoes, hygiene products and, most importantly, food.

“What a fantastic night!” said Bright Futures Neosho president Lynn Otey. “Thank you to all who participated and to the lane sponsors. Bright Futures success is due to the support we receive from our community. Thank you for helping to make a difference.”

Black Rain Ordnance won tournament team high series (1093), Stewart Pace, of the Meeks Lumber Team, won tournament individual high game (231) and individual high series (424), and Field School Farm Hands won the tournament team spirit traveling trophy. Also, Joe Humphrey, with the Central Crushers team, won the 6 p.m. session individual high game (203) and high series (402); Eric Norris State Farm Insurance – the “Lucky Lucianos” – won the 6 p.m. session team spirit award; Debra Bingham, of First Community Bank Team, won the 8 p.m. session individual game high (170) and individual high series (294); and South Elementary Super Heroes won the 8 p.m. session team spirit award.

See you next year!

Bright Futures Neosho would like to thank the following lane sponsors:

Southwest Missouri Bank; Anderson Engineering; Bill Reiboldt; Swift, Cooper & Graham, PC; Outbound Technology; Josh Hughes -American Family Insurance;

Griffith Motors; Body by Vi – Lauri Lyerla; Kelly & Compton CPA; First Community Bank; Four States Dental; Branco Construction; Pro Lube; Community Bank & Trust; and Mitchell’s Downtown Drug Store, as well as the following businesses who donated prizes: Sam’s Cellar; Family Market, Sonic, Lowe’s, Pad Thai, Fancy Nails, Wildcat Corner, Dr. Fly’s Salon, and Edgewood Bowl. We also appreciate the following teams: Meek’s Lumber; Field Early Childhood Center; Neosho Middle School – 3 teams; Central Elementary – 2 teams; Carver Elementary – 8 teams; Neosho High School; Goodman Elementary – 2 teams; Parks Insurance; Eric Norris State Farm Insurance; Sims, Johnson, Wood and Sims; Nutra Blenders; Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets: Black Rain Ordnance; Benton Elementary – 2 teams; South Elementary – 3 teams; Josh Hughes American Family Insurance; Griffith Motors; First Choice Chiropractic; First Community Bank – 2 teams; The Punks – Jenson; and Mitchell’s Downtown Drug Store.

For more information, please contact:

Lynn Otey, chair, Neosho Bright Futures advisory board. 417-825-7126Barb Lake, coordinator, Neosho Bright Futures. 417-850-7715

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