Story – October 10, 2017
Bocce Court Provides Opportunity for All Ages and Abilities to Play
— October 10, 2017 by Joyce Trevellyan as submitted to The Swan Valley Star and Times —
Royal Purple Elks Lodge No. 185 hosted about 30 guests to the grand opening of the Bocce Ball Courts on Thursday, September 28th in the Swan River Legion Park. Special Olympics Coach Bev Lumax explained the goals and rules of Bocce play and members of the Swan River Fireballs did a demonstration.
One of their members, Rick Zimmer, will be competing at the national (level) in 2018. Lady Lumax invited everyone to use the court saying that Bocce is an activity for all ages from grandparents to young grandchildren.
With Honoured Royal Lady Nancy Jones, Mayor Glen McKenzie and Lady Lumax holding the ribbon, Fireball team member Erin Seib cut the ribbon. Mayor McKenzie brought greetings from the town saying that the court was a good addition to the park.
Lady Jones acknowledged all the organizations and businesses, including contractors Keith and Sandy Behrmann, for their contributions to the building of the court. The Opening Ceremonies were followed by cake and coffee as well as a chance for those in attendance to try out the courts.