Much to be thankful for at Bowling Classic

Continuing a Thanksgiving season tradition, PARC hosted its Frank Robinson Bowling Classic on Nov. 20 at Lessard Lanes in Plainville.

More than 125 people – PARC members, donors and volunteers – gathered to bowl and mini-golf to raise funds for the Plainville-based organization, which provides services and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities.

Michael Ahern, an 11-year-old who founded the Scoops for Troops veterans fund, rolled the first ball to launch the 18th annual event.

A special quilt made from PARC fundraiser T-shirts was presented to board member Frank Robinson, who has been instrumental in raising money for the cause.

Stella Laurie designed and sewed the quilt, which was wrapped around Robinson’s shoulders.

“Many times people receive verbal recognition, certificates and trophies to honor their achievements but very seldom do they receive a priceless treasure, a gift that will last a lifetime,” Robinson said. “They awarded the quilt to me but it’s not about me, it’s about Steven, Sam, David, Julie, Tim and all the members of our PARC community.”

PARC also presented turkeys to veterans. The cooler bags the turkeys were transported in were donated by Embroidery A2Z in Plainville.

Bowling Classic organizers said they’re grateful to Lessard Lanes for ensuring the fundraiser was successful and conducted safely.

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