1/3/2013 10:50:00 AM ON A ROLL Henry County charities benefit from church league donations
Photo provided by Tom Rutherford
The picture shows from left, Carmitta Coleman of Christian Love Help Center and Steve Slocomb of God's Grain Bin, each with a check for $1,118.50 from the Cross-Eyed Church League's Operation Blessing fund.
Twenty-eight teams gathered around as league president Tom Rutherford addressed the crowd at the Rose Bowl: "This is a proud moment in Henry County bowling history. This fall, our league members decided to go beyond fun and fellowship and reach out to others in need. On behalf of the Cross-Eyed Church league, I'd like to present checks for $1,118.50 to two very worthy ministries, voted on by the league: God's Grain Bin and the Christian Love Help Center."
League members decided in August to donate all the prize money that would normally have been distributed amongst the bowlers at the end of the season to two worthy ministries in the Henry County area. At the end of the multi-week process of nominating and educating the bowlers about the nineteen ministries and non-profit organizations on the ballet, also finishing among the top five vote getters were Cradles, Henry County Crisis Pregnancy Care Center, and Little Blessings.
The Cross-Eyed Church League bowls short, 16-week sessions on Tuesday nights and will begin a new winter season, along with a new slate of ministry nominations, on January 8. Anyone interested in joining the outreach or needing more information may call the Rose Bowl at 529-8970.