Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Marshfield Rolls a Strike with Bowling Bash

Saturday night, BreatheFree Marshfield hosted a bowling bash to celebrate their newly smoke-free city. Hundreds of people came to Rose Bowl Lanes to throw a few balls, even eight year old Flynn McQuillen. Flynn and his family helped Marshfield win smoke-free workplaces. You see, Flynn was born three months early, and his lungs will never fully develop. Doctors told his parents he should never be around cigarette smoke. They listened, even though bowling was a favorite family pastime for generations. Lonnie McQuillen, Flynn's mother, showed me the plaque on the wall with her father's name engraved on it. He was the second bowler to ever be inducted into the Marshfield Bowling Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the McQuillen family! All the BreatheFree Marshfield volunteers' hard work paid off, and now everyone can have a good time on the town together!
Again, congratulations to the people of Marshfield for their newly smoke-free status. To learn more about Flynn and his bowling heritage, read this BreatheFree Marshfield's flyer and read the Marshfield News Herald story about the bowling night.

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