ECH auxiliary set for bowl-a-thon

ELIZABETHTOWN-Elizabethtown Community Hospital's auxiliary is accepting registrations for its upcoming bowl-a-thon. The fundraising event is taking place at Willsboro Bowling Lanes on Saturday, April 2 from noon to 6 p.m.

Registration requires a $20 minimum donation and includes participation in two games, bowling shoes, eight tickets for the event's prize raffle and a donation to the auxiliary. Participants who donate over $20 will receive two extra raffle tickets for each additional $5 donated. People are encouraged to solicit sponsorships from friends, family, co-workers or local businesses to increase their donation.

Individuals that register will be placed on a team.

Many local businesses have donated gift certificates or other prizes for the raffle. "Our local businesses, as always, have been very generous by donating items," said Diane Bouchard, event organizer. "We have received some really nice prizes."

The bowl-a-thon also features a trivia contest, taking place throughout the duration of the event. Participants will be asked to answer a series of random trivia questions; offering the opportunity to win more tickets that can be used for the raffle.

Snack items, such as chili, nachos and beverages, will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased directly from the bowling alley.

Community members are encouraged to organize teams of four to take part in the event. "We'd love to have a number of teams register," said Bouchard. "Families, groups of friends, colleagues - anyone can organize a team. Local businesses may also want to sponsor a team. They can feel good knowing that their donation is going to a really good cause."

Those wishing to take part in the event, or businesses wishing to sponsor teams or donate prizes are encouraged to contact Diane Bouchard at 873-9176 or Jane Hooper 873-3003.

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