NORWICH – Finding a way to dispose of used bowling pins is never an easy task for Plaza Lanes Manager Mark Ewen. Other than the odd birthday souvenir, he says the old battered pins usually end up cluttering the workspace behind the lanes. So, when Heading Due North Owner Dave Francis offered to take 200 off his hands to use as target practice, Ewen jumped at the chance.
The day after Francis and his son Adam picked up the pins, Ewen received a call from the gun store owner. The bowling center manager said he was worried that Francis had changed his mind, but what he heard next touched his heart.