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Brazil residents receive Valley bowling awards

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

(left) Bob Hill, past President and Life Member of the Indiana Bowling Association, presents Phyllis Peterson (right) with the 2004 Brazilian Lanes Female Bowler of the Year Award.

The Terre Haute Bowlers Hall of Fame banquet was held on May 10 at the Elks Club in Terre Haute.

The banquet is held each year to honor four people who have been recognized by their peers for their achievement and merit.

Two men and two women are inducted each year into the Hall of Fame after being elected to the board and by their peers. This year, Sherry DeLisle was presented the Achievement Award while Mary Houk was awarded the Meritorious Award. For the men, William Chance Jr. received both awards.

Chance became only the second individual in the history of the board to win both awards.

In addition, Brazilian Lanes, John Curry Lanes, Imperial Lanes, Rockville, Lanes, Terre Haute Bowling Center, Vigo Bowl, Greater Terre Haute Bowling Association and Greater Terre Haute Womens Bowling Association along with the 700 Club, 600 Club and Wabash Valley Jr. Bowling Association gave presentations to individuals from their groups that they felt were deserving of recognition.

For Brazilian Lanes, Anthony Young was honored as the Male Bowler of the Year while Phyllis Peterson received the Female Bowler of the Year Award. The Junior Bowler of the Year was Rudy Lambermont.

The Brazil Area includes four members of the Terre Haute Hall of Fame: Bob Hill (1991), Michael Boswell (1993), Tom Barr (1996) and Phyllis Peterson (2003).

In order to be considered for the Hall of Fame, the bowler must be at least 35 years old and have been bowling for 15 years. Those interested in being considered for the award may send their resume to Terre Haute Bowlers Hall of Fame or give a copy to any member of the Hall of Fame Board of Governors.

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