Every Tuesday at Airborne Lanes, games, shoes, food and drinks are $1 each from open to closing.

With the rising heat in the lull of summer’s end, a good place for Families and friends is Dollar Day Bowling at Fort Bragg’s Airborne Lanes.

Every Tuesday at Airborne Lanes, games, shoes, food and drinks are $1 each from open to closing.

According to manager Melinda Hutchings, Tuesdays are normally so packed that people have to be put on a waitlist.

Katie Robison brought her entire Family to Airborne Lanes to take advantage of Dollar Day. Her children Lydia, 11 months old, Luke, 4, and Trevor, 6, were all with her. The grandparents, Morgan and Jennifer Edwards, also tagged along.

“It’s the greatest place to be on a Tuesday,” said Morgan Edwards.

Robison said they’ve come to Airborne Lanes more than a dozen times for some Family fun.

Luke lifted up his bowling ball, which was almost too heavy for him, before he rolled it down the kid’s helper shoot. A perfect shrike.

“We just come for the fun of it,” said Robison.

In the next lane over, the Washington Family also sought to take advantage of a $1 bowling game.

Retired 1st Sgt. John Washington, 44th Medical Brigade, brought his three children Joshua, 6, Lauren, 10, and Carter, 12.

For Washington, the heat outside is good enough reason to bowl any day of the week.

“But Dollar Day, you can’t beat it,” he said. “Some people are too competitive and they get mad.”

It’s early in the day, but the kids said their dad is the best bowler, even though Carter was in the lead with a 9-score, outpacing his sister’s 7-score.

Another Family took to one of the 24 lanes at the facility, Kelly Squires and her three children, Roc, 4, Ryland, 5, and Remington, 6.

According to mom, Roc is a great bowler, even at his young age. “He’s my athlete. He’s good at everything,” she said.

Like the other Families present, the Squires are regulars at the bowling alley. Mom even said they come almost every Monday and Tuesday as a Family tradition. She even will come for an adult night occasionally.

On the opposite end of the bowling alley are a few groups of retired military.

Retired Master Sgt. Walter Pollard and his grandson Drew, 16, were also at the bowling alley. Pollard said it’s all about timing and form in bowling, which might explain his 170-165 lead on his grandson.

Pollard wanted to bring his grandson to the alley to get him out of the house. While school is out, “He’s getting cabin fever,” he said. “We come down and get him out of the house for a while.”

One lane over, retired Master Sgt. Victor Turlington, U.S. Air Force, was there with his three retired military friends. He comes almost every Tuesday with his friends and then on Thursday with his entire bowling league.

Airborne Lanes also offers a 50/50 bowling punch card, where one can get 50 games for 50 cents each, for a total of $25. Cards are valid from June to August and cannot be used with coupons or special events like Dollar Day.

The next event at Airborne Lanes is the Back to School Bowling event Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. that costs $5. Kids age 5 to 16 can receive a hot dog, 16 ounce soda, one game, shoe rental and a backpack with school supplies, while they last.