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Pekin Friends of 47 Bowl-A-Thon Raises $5,000+

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The Pekin Friends of 47’s annual Bowl-A-Thon on March 7, 2020, raised $5,337 to support quality programming on WTVP. A total of 47 bowlers participated, with 22 bowlers and two non-bowlers collecting $47 or more in pledges.

Congratulations and thank you to these high pledge winners:

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Jerry Herbstreith (Pekin, IL)

1st Place Men High Pledge Winners - raising $1,500

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Ben Rundell (Peoria, IL)

2nd Place Men High Pledge Winners - raising $140

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Lesley Matuszak (Peoria, IL)

1st Place Women High Pledge Winners - raising $930

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Angie Wherley (Galesburg, IL)

2nd Place Women High Pledge Winners - raising $330

The Chair Raffle earned $161 and the 50/50 raffle earned $200

A total of three games were bowled, with recognition for the high score in each game, plus other special games:

Game 1

  • High Score: Mike Kelso (233) and Val Lindbloom (159)
  • Female with a score higher than the lowest female score: Chelsea Ballard (78)
  • Male with a score 7th lower than the highest male score: Nick Bertolini (140)

Game 2

  • High Score: Steve Baker (180) and Angie Wherley (201)
  • Female with a score 7th lower than the highest female score: Jane Warrick (150)
  • Male with a score 4th higher than the lowest male score: Joe Salzar (98)

Game 3

  • High Score: Dan Fielner (223) and Stacia Heine (182)
  • Bowler with the final score closest to, without going over 47: Chelsea Ballard (47)
  • Bowler with the final score closest to, without going over 147: Don Stedman (144)
  • Bowler with the final score closest to, without going over 247: Don Fielner (223)

First and second place awards were also given for cumulative score:

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Mike Kelso (Galesburg, IL)

1st Place Men Cumulative Score - 595

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Steve Baker (Galesburg, IL)

2nd Place Men Cumulative Score - 535

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Stacia Heine (Pekin, IL)

1st Place Women Cumulative Score - 563

Pekin Friends of 47 | Bowl-A-Thon

Angie Wherley (Galesburg, IL)

2nd Place Women Cumulative Score - 212

Event organizers would like to thank the following faithful donors who make this annual event a success:

AMC Theater, Ace Hardware, Ace Liquors, Applebee’s, Advanced Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Bob Evans, Burger King, Commerce Bank, Corner Curio, Kountry Nook, Culver’s, Dunkin, Family Video, Fast Dragon, Firestone, Ginger’s, Gold’s Gym, Goodyear, Hacienda Fuentes, Hardee’s, Kouri’s, LaGondola, McDonald’s, Mashie’s, McCritter’s, Midas Muffler, Monical’s Pizza, Moose Lodge, O’Reiley’s, Pekin Downtown Car Wash, Pet Supplies Plus, Sav-A-Lot, Starbucks, Subway, Sunset Lanes, The Rail House, Valu Check, Weaver’s Popcorn, WTVP 47, Connie Eldert, Carol Jury, Nancy and Karl Stach, Kay Weber, and Jerry and Yvonne Herbstreith.

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About Pekin Friends of 47

The Friends of 47 consists of volunteers that are committed to keeping quality, free television programs available for the children and adults in this viewing area. The friends are proud of the children’s programs available 24/7 and the locally produced programs that touch on local events and issues that are important to our community in Central Illinois.

The Pekin Friends of 47’s mission is to promote Public Television through fundraising and volunteer activities. The friends accomplished this by hosting an annual Bowl-A-Thon and volunteering time to the station for various events.

All money raised is donated to the station to support children’s on-air programming, educational and outreach services, including WTVP’s Writer’s Contest.

About WTVP

WTVP’s mission is to enrich our community in engaging and relevant ways using public media and outreach efforts. The station is an essential source for education, scientific, entertainment, and cultural content that connects Central Illinois on a local and world level. Generous membership donations and business underwriting are what make this mission and vision possible. An investment in WTVP is an investment in our community. Learn more at www.wtvp.org or call 309-677-4747.