Bowl-A-Fun adds Chicken Barbecue

FULTON, NY – A chicken barbecue will be a delicious part of the festivities at this year’s fund-raising bowling tournament hosted by Oswego County Opportunities. The “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun takes place on April 13 at Lakeview Lanes.

Lakeview Lanes will be selling chicken dinners in the parking lot outside Lakeview Lanes starting at 1:30 p.m. until sold out. Dinners are $8, and include a half chicken, salt potatoes and macaroni salad.

“We thought April 13 would be a great day to kick off the chicken barbecue season,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “You can come and participate in our Lucky 13 Bowl-A-Fun and buy a nice meal to take home and enjoy.”

This year’s event was dubbed the “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun because it is taking place on 4-13-13.

“Thirteen is usually associated with superstition and bad luck, but we’re turning that around and making it a lucky day, with many chances to win raffles, door prizes, silent auction items, and more!” Cooper-Currier said.

The “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun takes place from noon – 6 p.m.

Businesses and individuals are invited to donate door prizes for the raffles and silent auction, and major sponsors are being solicited as well.

“If you can’t participate in our activities on April 13, you can still help,” Cooper-Currier said. “We are accepting pledges from the community towards the event, and we are also selling raffle tickets at $5 each or 3 for $13. We have three great prizes: more than $400 worth of camping gear, a getaway for two to Vernon Downs Casino, and a dinner cruise for two on Skaneateles Lake or the Erie Canal. Call 598-4717 to get tickets.”

Also, everyone is encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item and/or a personal care item for OCO to distribute to the homeless.

In addition to support for existing services, OCO will set aside a percentage of the “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun proceeds to build financial resources for the future.

“There is a vision for a homeless shelter in Oswego County,” Cooper-Currier said. “As the community action agency for Oswego County, we strongly support this vision because it aligns perfectly with OCO’s mission.”

For registration or sponsor information, or to donate a door prize, contact OCO at 598-4717 or visit the agency’s website at