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Franklin Rotarian Walker Gillette, center, was honored for raising the most money for the Rotary Club's annual Bowl-a-Thon, which benefits more than two dozen area charities and non-profit organizations. Congratulating Gillette are Rotar President Frank Rabil, left, and Randy Betz, with Paul D. Camp Community College Division of Workforce Development, the evnet's title sponsor. -- SUBMITTED
Franklin Rotarian Walker Gillette, center, was honored for raising the most money for the Rotary Club's annual Bowl-a-Thon, which benefits more than two dozen area charities and non-profit organizations. Congratulating Gillette are Rotar President Frank Rabil, left, and Randy Betz, with Paul D. Camp Community College Division of Workforce Development, the evnet's title sponsor. -- SUBMITTED

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Rotary Bowl-a-Thon raises $18,000 for area charities

Published 10:09am Friday, March 29, 2013
The Downtown Franklin Association team had the highest set score among the 19 teams competing in the Rotary Bowl-a-Thon. Team members Beverly Myers, left, Dan Howe, right, and Karry harrell, second from right, are congratulated by Bow-a-Thon Chairman Michael Clark, second from left, and Dr. Paul Conco, center, president of Paul D. Damp Community College, which sponsored the event. Also pictured is Bryce Perry, who rolled the highest individual set as a member of The Tidewater News team. -- SUBMITTED
The Downtown Franklin Association team had the highest set score among the 19 teams competing in the Rotary Bowl-a-Thon. Team members Beverly Myers, left, Dan Howe, right, and Karry harrell, second from right, are congratulated by Bow-a-Thon Chairman Michael Clark, second from left, and Dr. Paul Conco, center, president of Paul D. Damp Community College, which sponsored the event. Also pictured is Bryce Perry, who rolled the highest individual set as a member of The Tidewater News team. — SUBMITTED

FRANKLIN—The Rotary Club of Franklin/Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center Bowl-a-Thon raised about $18,000 for area charities and non-profit organizations.

Nineteen teams and nearly 100 bowlers competed in the Feb. 23 event at Franklin Bowling Center. It is the Rotary Club’s signature fundraiser.

“2013 proved to be another fantastic event and the second year in a row that we raised a record level of donations,” said Rotarian Michael Clark, who chaired the event. “One hundred percent of the net proceeds are returned back into the community through more than two dozen charitable organizations and causes that Rotary supports. I’m so proud of all that we accomplished for our community.”

Paul D. Camp Community College and its Division of Workforce Development “are pleased to help sponsor the Franklin Rotary Club Bowl-A-Thon and to be a part of such a wonderful organization that helps support good causes in our community,” said Dr. Paul Conco, college president.

Rotarian Walker Gillette was honored for raising the most money for the event.

The Downtown Franklin Association team, consisting of Beverly Myers, Dan Howe, Karry Harrell, Nita Bradshaw and Angie Harmon, was honored for High Team Set with a total of 2,538. The team donated its cash prize to the Rotary Foundation.

J.D. Vann of the Franklin Bowling Center No. 2 team rolled the highest game with a score of 256, claiming the top prize of $750. No one rolled a perfect game, which would have earned the grand prize of $5,000.

The High Set Male award went to Bryce Perry of The Tidewater News team. He had a score of 556 over three games. Myers won High Set Female with a score of 516.

The High Game Female award went to Bradshaw with a score of 214.

Mike Easterly won $400 in a 50-50 raffle, and all bowlers received door prizes courtesy of Bowl-a-Thon sponsors.

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