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Bowl For Kids Sake wraps up final weekend

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By Gina Clear

Every time a ball rolled down the lane Sunday, Katarina Sallee would cheer and dance as it struck the pins.

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Katarina, 3, of White Mills, was cheering for her parents, Morgan Sallee and Jennifer Carroll, and stealing their turns Sunday during the last day of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown.

The event, which began March 8, has raised more than $40,000, said Kevin Clark, community engagement branch manager. This is the second consecutive year the organization has missed its goal for the event.

Although shy of its $65,000 goal, a quarter of its operating budget, Clark said the event was a success.

“It’s really been a successful event, but budget wise, we’re going to be lacking on the overall total,” he said. “We have such a generous community that they are trying to affect everyone. The dollar we used to get is getting spread out to other organizations.”

Clark said the organization will have to address the way the event is structured moving forward and may have to develop other revenue sources including grants, other contributions and events.

Alex Franke from Meade County said she and her son, Carson, 3, enjoy coming to the event with her company, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

“We love it,” she said. “We love bowling. It’s fun to get everyone together outside of work.”

Sam Perkins of Elizabethtown, the team’s organizer, said the company fields teams from each branch every year.

“By bowling together, we can benefit the community and this organization,” she said.

Gina Clear can be reached at 270-505-1746 or gclear@thenewsenterprise.com.