Bowl for Kids results in fun and funds

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There was fun and fundraising taking place at the Bible Hill Bowlacade on Saturday as the annual Bowl For Kids was held.

Doug MacInnes was one of the enthusiastic bowlers who participated in the Bowl for Kids at the Bible Hill Bowlacade on Saturday. This is the 36th year the fundraiser has been held in the local area.

“We don’t have as many here as in some past years but those who are here are having a great time,” Michelle Misener, executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester, said during the event. “Our theme is “Be a kid again” and we’ve got skipping and hula hoop contest this year.”

She said that there are many people, and teams, which take part year after year.

Doug MacInnes has been bowling in the event for about seven years. He is a member of the Wilson’s Fuel team and he and his wife are a “big couple” with two “littles.”

“I got involved because it’s so rewarding,” he said. “When you take a little on an outing they suggested and see their smile, and next week they’re still talking about it, it’s very rewarding. My wife and I became a big couple about a year ago and we see the littles opening up more every time we’re with them.”

Their littles are a brother and sister who are six and seven years old. Doug recently went to the outdoor show at Exhibition Park with the boy.

“He sat on the vehicles and thought that was great,” he said. “We spend a lot of time outdoors. We both love mud.

“It brings you back to your childhood and gives you and excuse to act like a kid again.”

He added that there are always littles waiting to be matched with bigs and he would encourage more people to consider taking part in the program.

A Bowl for Kids event was also held at Ocean Lanes in Tatamagouche on Friday.

Funds raised through the events go toward programs for children in the local area.

Organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wilson, Bowl for Kids

Geographic location: Exhibition Park, Tatamagouche

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