Kountry Lanes and Smokin Pins Barbecue hosted a "Bowl-a-thon" to help the Grant County Special Olympics raise funds Saturday, Nov. 15. The Grant?County Special Olympics also gave out awards and recognized people for their efforts in the group. The event raised around $3,500. Jay Colson raised the most money, $2,850, for the charity.

Top: Jerry Combs, Alice Shaw, Jay Colson, Kim Joslin and Pat Porter stand together after receiving certificates in honor of their contributions to the Grant County Special Olympics.

Above right: Amanda Brandon, 10, concentrates as she rolls her ball towards the pins.

Below: Frank Douglass, 8, throws a ball during his turn on the lane Saturday.

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