Bowling for Backpack Pals

Fundraiser fills Striker’s

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — The mother-daughter duo of Deb Holmes and Sterling Riddick helped coordinate what appeared to be a successful fundraiser for Backpack Pals for Richmond County. Holmes owns Deb’s Place, a resale boutique, in Hamlet.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Striker’s Bowling Center was packed early Sunday evening as bowlers struck down pins and gulped pizza and soda to raise funds for the nonprofit agency that aims to ensure low-income children have enough to eat during weekends and holidays.

“It’s so full,” said Holmes, one of the volunteers manning the counter for food sales, shoe rentals and lane assignments. “Yay!”

The fundraiser was bolstered by donations from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle. A total of $225 was raised for Backpack Pals.

Bags of food that include single-serve portions are sent home with children identified by school staff each Friday afternoon. The backpacks are returned each Monday in order to prepare for the following weekend. Backpacks are filled by volunteers in a warehouse donated by the McLaurin Center on North Bridges Street in Hamlet. In September, founder and Pastor Steve Crews said the organization served 433 children each week.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com A family of bowlers take a break from the lanes to snap a keepsake photo of their time together.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
A family of bowlers take a break from the lanes to snap a keepsake photo of their time together.

 

 

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