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American Legion hosts annual shuffleboard tournament

August 9, 2011

Zach Berger, 9, competes in the 10th annual Bourbon American Legion shuffleboard tournament July 31.

BOURBON — The Bourbon American Legion hosted its 10th annual shuffleboard tournament for kids ages 4 to 16 Saturday, July 30.
This year approximately 16 participated, but in years past as many as 40 children have attended. There are about four different age groups depending on attendance and each group receives a trophy for first, second and third place. At each table there is an adult to keep score for the games and to keep track of the bracket for who plays who and when. All children receive a participation prize which this year included a ribbon, can coozie and $5. One of the organizers, Robbin Creighbaum, said, “I love doing this; it’s good for the community and the kids.”
It is free to play and food and drinks are provided for all of the kids and their families.
The winners this year were: Group 1 — Darrin King, age 3, first place; Group 2 — Antonio Warren, age 6, first place; Brendan King, age 5, second place; Shannon Ridley, third place; Group 3 — Lucas Comp, age 8, first place; Eric Warren, age 8, second place; Rebecca Hines, age 8, third place; Group 4 – Tanner Senff, age 13, first place; Chris Tackett, age 13, second place; Justice Warren, age 14, third place.
All of this is done by volunteers from the American Legion; Ellen Elliot does sign-in and cooks, Lori Zimmerman cooks and organizes, and there is also Dennis Creighbaum, Keith Spencer, Jay King and Greg Wallace. The Legionnaires, Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion also work with the American Legion in their efforts for the community. They also host holiday parties for kids every year.

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