In a continued effort to provide Fort Bragg Families with economical fun, Airborne and Dragon Lanes continue to use dollar-bowling days as a way to draw interest.

All day long, Dragon Lanes on Mondays and Airborne Lanes on Tuesdays, offer patrons the opportunity to purchase games, shoes, hot dogs, nachos, draft beer and sodas all for a dollar each.

“It’s been going on four years,” said Ruby Bonapart, bowling branch chief. “It gives the Sol­diers and their Families two nights a week that they can come in and take advantage of bowling, shoes, food and drink all for great price. You re­ally can’t beat that price for Family fun.”

While some patrons come in to enjoy the food and fun, others use the time to sharpen bowling skills and do a little exercise.

“Now that I’m retired, bowling keeps me ac­tive,” said Luther McDowell, retiree. “Every time I come out here I’m working on something different. Today I’m working on my ten pins

because I have problem with my hook. I don’t really throw a good straight ball, so I’m trying to improve on my weaknesses and get better so I can be out here with the big boys.”

The dollar days also draw Families who are looking to spend some time together bonding and having fun.

“Above everything else, I like the father-son time,” said Tony McKinney, retiree. “My son is developing great skills so this is something that we can do together. We like to play together because we are challenging ourselves. In times when we have either tied or he’s beaten me, we take a picture of it, but it’s all in fun.”

Bowlers are also able to take advantage of a knowledgeable staff who are always willing to give advice and help bowlers improve their game.

“I come here (Dragon Lanes) to work on my game, but what keeps me coming back is the staff,” said McDowell. “They are not only nice, but are always willing to help me out with im­proving.”

For more information, contact Dragon Lanes at 907-2695 or Airborne Lanes at 432-6899.