Bowling for Marcy

Courtesy photo Marcy Elementary School Principal Alecia Hancock, center, accepts a $1,000 check from Kids Bowl Free's "Bowling For Schools" program. Presenting the check to Marcy are John and Diana Dodd, owners of Big Spring's Bowl-A-Rama bowling center, who nominated all Big Spring schools for the grant. Marcy was chosen from more than 19,000 schools nationwide to be one of 50 schools to receive the funds. Hancock said the school hasn't yet had a chance to decide what to do with the money.
Roger Cline
Staff Writer

A summer bowling program for kids and youth, in conjunction with Big Spring’s Bowl-A-Rama bowling center, has given a $1,000 grant to Marcy Elementary School.
“We received notice that we had been selected as one of the $1,000 winners that Bow-A-Rama had nominated us for,” said Marcy Principal Alecia Hancock. “They nominated all Big Spring schools, but we happened to be the one that was chosen. So we received a $1,000 grant to use however we like. It was out of approximately 19,000 schools. I believe we were the only Big Spring school.”
John Dodd, owner of Bowl-A-Rama, 3318 S. Service Road, Interstate 20 in Big Spring, said the grant is part of the summer bowling program called “Bowling For Schools,” a subsidiary of the nationwide “Kids Bowl Free” organization.

For the full story, please see Wednesday's paper.