Bowling offers summer alternative for youth

By Carolyn Roy - bio|email

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -  Holiday Lanes in Bossier City is offering some free ten-pin action for students this summer, offering one free game a day through August 14th.

Owner Melanie Warmkey says it's their way of giving kids a safe place to hang out and have fun. "Holiday Lanes has always been a big part of the local community and we thought it would be a great idea to give kids another good safe thing to do. Keep them off the street, keep them out of trouble.  What better thing to do than to come bowling?"

In addition to being a safe place to hang out, Warmkey says Holiday Lanes is a cool, clean, smoke-free envrionment. "It's not your grandaddy's bowling alley anymore, you know.  It's nice and clean.  Louisiana did us a favor, they took cigarettes out of here.  It's clean, bright and safe."

Holiday Lanes hosts a lot of class trips and school outings, but this is the first year offering Summer Fun for Students.  Warmkey says she would love for it to become an annual summertime program.   Click here to register.  Holiday Lanes will email the coupons every weekend.  Parental permission is required, and if the registrant is under the age of 13, the parent's email must be used.

The special is also available to all Caddo & Bossier Parish school board employees.

Holiday Lanes is also hosting their first annual Guns & Hoses Bowling Tournament in July.  The friendly competition between law enforcement and firefighters will benefit the North Louisiana United States Bowling Congress Youth.  Center director John Ryan says League officers will determine the needs of youth and ensure children are taken care of without discrimination.

The Guns & Hoses Tournament will be held Saturday, July 18th at 4:30 p.m.  The registration fee is $80 per team entry.  The deadline for registration is July 11th.  Contact John Ryan for more information at 746-7331.