Bowlers flock to Eagle for opening |

Bowlers flock to Eagle for opening

Kathy Heicher
Back Bowl DC 5-28 Eagle Enterprise/Don Clark Tiffany Myers and her son Jesse, 4, try to pick up a spare Friday at the grand opening of Back Bowl bowling alley in Eagle.

It’s been well over 20 years since there was a bowling alley in the Eagle Valley.

That’s just one of the reasons a good-sized crowd turned out May 28 to celebrate the grand opening of the Back Bowl Family Entertainment Center in Eagle. Local families swarmed over the new facility, testing out their bowling skills, checking out the video game room, enjoying food and drink, and visiting with friends and neighbors. Some were dazzled by the 20 state-of-the-art computerized bowling lanes, valet ball and shoe service, and luxury seating with special light effects.The Bowlmor Cafe and Sports Lounge features five large screen, high definition televisions. The entire facility is non-smoking.

The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Santos Gonzalez, the mother of Back Bowl owner Joe Gonzalez, along with Eagle town trustee Paul Witt, and Back Bowl General Manager Doug Cahill. Local radio personality Tony Mauro, general manager of KZYR, kept things interesting with a live broadcast. Following the ribbon cutting, there was the rolling of the official “first ball.” Actually, it was a a group effort. The honored first bowlers were Witt, Cahill, Joe Gonzalez, Back Bowl manager Ralph Cervantes, architect Kevin Mills, whose firm designed the alley, Ed Smith of Masthead Development, and Mark Stevenson of Nedbo Construction.

Among the locals who turned out to take a look at the luxury facility were Kent Wilson, Ardyth Nimon, Pat Seabry, Tia and Doug Sterkel, Rich and Roxie Deane, John and Cindy Ramunno and family, Debby and Ron Beard and family, and Brett Heicher.The Back Bowl will offer league bowling, starting in the fall. For further information contact the Back Bowl at 328-BOWL.

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