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Cancelled bowling tournament still raises funds for Chautauqua Hospice

Even though the 15th annual VFW Post 8647 Don’t Know Your Partner bowling tournament was cancelled, $2,600 was still raised for Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care through lane sponsorships and Chinese auction submissions.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported the 15th annual bowling tournament this past spring,” Shannon Larson, event chairperson, said in a news release. “Plans were well underway when the event was forced to be cancelled due to COVID-19. I know we were all disappointed. Hopefully we will be still able to sponsor this annual event in the future. I would like to thank all those who had already donated lane sponsorships and items for the Chinese auction. $2,600 was donated to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. “

Lane sponsorships were received from VFW Post 8647 and the VFW Post 8647 Auxiliary; “A” Automotive; Basil Chevrolet; Cummins Inc.; In Loving Memory of Georgianna Hoesel; Paul and Juanita Holthouse; Klinginsmith Plumbing & Heating; Mayville Auto Supply; Sherman Service Center; Vacation Properties; and Westfield VFW No. 6764.

Volunteers who solicited donations include Chuck and Kathy Beggs, Bill Larson, Shannon Larson, Wanda Latimer, Jesse Lescynski, Joe Spas, Jen Tarr and Jim Thomas.

The following businesses and individuals donated prizes for the event: Applebee’s; Chuck and Kathy Beggs; Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge; the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Cakes by Brandy; Chautauqua Institution; Cherry Lounge; CVS; DeJohn’s Spaghetti House; Denny’s; Escape Rooms Jamestown; Evergreen Outfitters; Group Ther-Happy; Happy Nails; Jack’s Barcelona Drive-In; KISS Barbecue; Kwik Fill/United Refining Company; Labyrinth/Brazil’s (Jamestown); Shannon Larson; Liberty Vineyards; Jim & Linda Mawhir; Pat & Sue Murphy; National Comedy Center; Northwest Arena (Jamestown); Rolling Hills Radio Show; Shear Style; Parkview Cafe; Village Restaurant; Westfield Fisheries; and Whirley Industries.

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