HOUGHTON - Community members turned out again for Big Brothers Big Sisters' annual Bowl for Kids event Saturday.
With one session left at the Mine Shaft in Houghton, 30 teams had participated, said Big Brothers Big Sisters program director Maggie Munch.
While the number was down somewhat from last year, Munch said, she is thankful for the community support.
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Sarah Rousseau picks up a ball at the Bowl for Kids event in Houghton Saturday with her son, Phineas, 5 1/2.
"Every year, they come out in full force, in support of our programs," she said. "We live in a very generous community. So many people give whatever they can when they can. It reminds me of why I live here, and why I stay here."
The lanes were full of bowlers, some in brightly colored costumes. The atmosphere was kept high with a steady procession of food and prize drawings.
Skyler Ross of Calumet has taken part in seven of the last eight years.
"It's always been great fun, hanging out with people, and helping a good cause," he said.
One of the teams was from the Michigan Technological University chapter of Alpha Delta Alpha, of which Munch is an alumnae. It's the fourth year Casey Tourtilott has been part of it.
"It's for a good cause," she said. "We did a bake sale. It's fun. And you get to bowl."
Michigan Tech's Kappa Delta Psi fraternity came for its annual charity event.
"It was awesome," said member Victor Condelee. "The best time I've had in a long time."
Kappa Delta Psi member Scott Ramage said the fraternity looks forward to it every year.
"We're doing our part to give back to the community that's given us so much," he said.