Underappreciated church bowling alleys are dying out3/12/2012
First the church foreclosure epidemic, and now this? To our collective national chagrin, church bowling alleys are on the decline, eliminating an inexpensive family night out for like-minded worshippers. There are likely fewer than 200 church bowling alleys left, according to Neil Stremmel of the U.S. Bowling Congress, meaning that the Great Depression-rooted tradition could be headed for the gutter. Besides the "Wait, what?" reaction on Twitter, fans are suddenly recognizing the dying trend's redemptive value, including @qdsworld, who tweets, "Bowling alleys in churches becoming thing of the past. Forgot about Commandment 11: Thou shalt pick up the 7-10 split."
Even though this may prove the final strike against church-basement recreation, we think we've found a suitable replacement: nun bowling.
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