Pins hitting the floor and cheers from the crowd are familiar sounds every Wednesday morning at Riverside Lanes in Colusa.
Owner Mike Wilkinson opens the bowling alley for a special ‘deal’ to senior and other bowlers each Wednesday morning.
“We call it senior bowling, but anyone of any age is welcome,” said Wilkinson.
From 9 a.m. until about noon the bowlers gather for free coffee and pastries and a three-game bowling deal for just $9.
Wilkinson saves back $2 out of every $9 and puts it in a kitty for the end of the season prize fund.
“This is really a friendly competition though,” said Wilkinson adding that they don’t keep running scores. “It’s more for the fun of it,” he said.
Ten to 12 bowlers show up each week, but Wilkinson would like to see that number grow.
“This group has a good time. There’s room for plenty more,” he said. ■