Bowled Over By Support

VFW Bowling Tournament Raises $8,100 For Chautauqua Hospice And Palliative Care

The 12th annual “Don’t Know Your Partner” Bowling Tournament, hosted recently by the Chautauqua Lake VFW Post No. 8647 at Lucky Lanes in Fredonia, raised $8,100 to benefit the services of Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care.

One hundred and twenty bowlers competed in the day-long tournament, which also included food, giveaways and auction items. The Derek Davis Band provided live music. Tournament winners included first-place: Scott Johnson and Steve Malloy; second-place: Andy Anderson and Tyler Griswold; and third-place: Matthew Eaker and Kathy Alday. Dozens of individuals and local businesses also participated in the event as lane sponsors or by donating items for the giveaways and auctions.

“My Uncle Bill (Larson) started this event as a novel way to curb cabin fever,” said tournament chairperson Shannon Larson. “It continues to grow every year. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those who helped or supported us in any way. This was the third year that we bowled at Lucky Lanes in Fredonia. As always, everyone had a great time.”

Shauna Anderson, president and CEO of Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, acknowledged the continued support of the group.

“Our friends at Chautauqua Lake Memorial VFW Post No. 8647 have provided Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care with important financial support for many years,” Anderson said. “We are indebted to the volunteers, merchants and participants who make the annual Don’t Know Your Partner Bowling Tournament such a fun and successful event.”


“A” Automotive; American Legion Post 327 and Auxiliary (Westfield); American Legion Post 493 Auxiliary and Son’s (Mayville); Bernard Anderson Fundraising; Family Health Medical Services; Gaymark Tire; Hogan’s Hut; Ken & Patty Adams – In Honor of Lloyd Tarr; Klinginsmith Plumbing & Heating; Lakewood Rod & Gun Club; Larson Family; Lighthouse Grocery Store; LT Construction & Lee’s Water Hauling; Mark D Perry, Sr.; Mayville Auto Supply/NAPA; Mayville Machine; Modern Expressions; NC Professional Services; Paul & Juanita Holthouse; RJ Henry & Co; Sherman Service Center; Stewart’s Contracting; The Little Store – Jim & Cheryl McCary of Sweeney Texas; Therapy Connection; Tony’s Shoe Repair; Tracy Bennett CPA; Vacation Properties Real Estate; VFW Post 8647 Auxiliary (Mayville).


Applebee’s; Arrowmart; Barry Larson; Bemus Point Inn; Benchley Cranes; Bill Osthagen; Bob Furman; Brandy Ecklund; Brenda Houser; Brick City Market; Certo Beer Distribution; Chautauqua Brick; Chautauqua Golf Course; Chautauqua Health & Fitness; Chautauqua Institution; Chautauqua Liquor Store; Chautauqua Suites; Chautauqua Wearhouse; Coppola’s; Cut Loose Hair Salon; CVS Online Application; David Douglas; D’Tails Pet Salon & S’Paw – Dana; Dutch Village Restaurant & Gift Shop; Eileen Powers; Evergreen Outfitters; Franklin’s Pizza; Franklin’s Pizza House & Grill (Sherman); French Creek Tavern; Gary Counts; Goldie Brightman; Jan Zeyak; Jen Tarr; Johnson Estates Winery; Kathy Alday; Kathy Jordan; Kwik Fill/ United Refining Company; Lakeview Hotel; Lakewood Golf Center; LaPorte Farm Equipment; Larry’s Cantina; Larson Family; Liberty Vineyards; Lictus Propane & Heating; Louise Richir; Lucille Ball Little Theatre; Marlene Olson; Meeder’s Dairy; Merritt Estate Winery; Neckers Co; Nickel Plate Depot; Noble Winery; Northwest Bank Ice Arena; Our Little Shop/Our Little Barn; Pizza Hut – Lakewood; Point Chautauqua Golf Course; Portage; Raynor’s Liquor Store; Rolling Hills Radio Show; Sandy & Emerson Chandler; Service Master; Shear Style; Southern Tier Brewery; Staci Bemis; Star Productions DJ Service; Stedman Corners Coffee; Sweet Spot; Tammy’s Burger Barn; The Parkview CafÈ; The Village Restaurant; The White Carrot; Tim Brown; Tom’s Tavern; TW Biggins Wine & Spirits; U Travel with Becky; Webb’s Captain’s Table; Westfield Main Diner; Whirley Products; and Ye Hare & Hounds Inn.

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call 338-0033.