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King City bowlers still active in winter

Lawn bowling club members never quit


by: STAN HALPIN - ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE - Blue skies, green grass and warm weather make a perfect fall day for the King City Lawn Bowling Club.Everyone is welcome to attend the King City Lawn Bowling Club's annual general meeting and lunch Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub on Main Street in downtown Tigard.

In October the bowling green was plugged and sanded, and the extra rainy weather helped to embed the sand, resulting in a smoother and flatter surface on which to bowl.

On the first Saturday afternoon in October, 10 members enjoyed warm sunshine and displayed bowling skills well learned over the summer, leading to some exciting endings.

Club members are still encouraging King City residents to come and join this very social game.

The dues and costs here plus the coaching and equipment availability are far better than in the large majority of lawn bowling clubs in America.

This fact was learned from checking the dues on websites of Washington state and California neighboring clubs.

In King City, newcomers can learn to play at their own level and pace and without too much exertion. The club will even provide newcomers with a set of bowls that can be purchased at way-below-cost prices.

The club has a good member list to help newcomers find someone to practice with at more convenient times, but members will, weather permitting, try to come out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m.

Some of the braver members may get out in the winter months as they set their sights on the 2014 bowling season.

Members are encouraged to keep in touch over the winter, and when they can't get on the green, maybe they will be having another potluck in the warmth of the Clubhouse.

For more information, call Stan at 503-681-8770, Ed at 503-716-8754 or Sue at 503-670-4747.