Summer bowling leagues to begin


By Ryan Lewis - wlewis@civitasmedia.com



Amelia McKnight, left, is the co-owner of Town and Country Lanes with her husband (not pictured). Her brother-in-law Brent McKnight, right, runs the alley.


Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

A bowling ball races towards the pins.


Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

Brent McKnight tries for a strike before the bowling alley opens for business.


Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

Brent McKnight tries for a strike before the bowling alley opens for business.


Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

There is a rumble along East Broadway Street, just down the road from South Park Lane. It is a rumble followed by a loud crash and celebration. At Town and Country Lanes, summer is well underway. People looking for a brief respite from the heat outside find the cool, fun environment at Town and Country Lanes very appealing.

For those looking for competitive bowling, the bowling center is offering two 12-week leagues for adults. The four-person team league starts 7 p.m. Wednesday and will run through Aug. 24.

The Sunday doubles league was scheduled to start May 29, but fell just short of the minimum amount of teams needed to begin. The bowling center is still encouraging folks to sign up in hopes the league can begin play soon.

Kids feeling left out? For the first time, the bowling center is taking part in a nationwide program called Kids Bowl Free. Any person age 15 and under can take advantage the center’s program by registering at www.kidsbowlfree.com/T&COK. Through the program kids will receive two free games of bowling per day between set times Tuesday through Saturday. On top of that, the bowling center has beefed up the basic program by adding a Kids Bowl Free League, an Adult/Child League, a bowling summer camp, Temporary Tattoo Tuesday, and Dad’s Bowl Free.

With the Kids Bowl Free League, kids can enjoy the competitive side of bowling by joining this six-week program. Kids are divided by age into three categories, 8 and under, 9-12, and 13-15. Awards will be given for first and second place teams, highest single score per age category, highest average per category, most improved, and best scratch game per category. The league begins July 12, and costs $25 although a $5 discount will be granted towards any child signed up before July 5.

The Adult/Child League begins July 7 and runs through July 28. In this short, but fun-filled league parents can bowl with their children 6 p.m. every Thursday. The fee is a one-time payment of $40 and covers everything.

The Bowling Summer Camp is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to bowl, make new friends, and learn team building. The camp runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 to July 23. There are two options for the camp. Option 1 is $99 and includes either a Columbia WD or Ebonite Maxim bowling ball with personalized drilling. Option 2 is just the program cost at $59. The program fee includes the child’s meal each day. Kids registered with Kids Bowl Free can save $10 off the camp fees.

Temporary Tattoo Tuesday is just a day where kids can come in and get a free temporary tattoo and bowl.

Dad’s Bowl Free takes place on Father’s Day and it is a day for dads to bowl alongside their kids for free.

For those not wanting to take part in a league, the bowling center offers up bowling by-the-hour or by-the-game. They also offer two hours of bowling for $8 per person Tuesdays, two hours of bowling for $9 from 7-10 p.m. Sundays and Cosmic Bowling 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday nights and and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

No matter one’s preferred choice, Town and Country Lanes offers up a variety of things for family fun. For more information on their leagues or bowling, contact them at 580-482-6614 or visit their website at www.townandcountryok.com.

Amelia McKnight, left, is the co-owner of Town and Country Lanes with her husband (not pictured). Her brother-in-law Brent McKnight, right, runs the alley.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_AmeliaBrentMcKnightWebWeb.jpgAmelia McKnight, left, is the co-owner of Town and Country Lanes with her husband (not pictured). Her brother-in-law Brent McKnight, right, runs the alley. Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

A bowling ball races towards the pins.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_BallPinsWeb.jpgA bowling ball races towards the pins. Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

Brent McKnight tries for a strike before the bowling alley opens for business.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_BrentBowlingColor.jpgBrent McKnight tries for a strike before the bowling alley opens for business. Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

Brent McKnight tries for a strike before the bowling alley opens for business.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_BrentBowlingWeb.jpgBrent McKnight tries for a strike before the bowling alley opens for business. Photos by Ryan Lewis | The Altus Times

By Ryan Lewis

wlewis@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221 ext. 2076.

Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221 ext. 2076.

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