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UPAA-MB, Inc. celebrated Halloween this year by having a bowling party. The “Araw ng Pa-STRIKE” Bowling Event had members, their families and friends spent Saturday evening bowling at Chateau Lanes last November 2, 2013.
More than 30 bowlers, most in Halloween costumes, participated in the event. Registration started at 5:00pm and promptly followed by the games proper at 5:30pm. Six teams were formed with at least five bowlers each. However, only the scores of the first five bowlers were considered for the teams with more than five members. The organizers also prepared treats for everybody, including prizes for the champion team, best bowler, and best in costume. On the second set of the game, special prizes were given for every strike by an individual bowler.
As scheduled, the last bowler finished the game at 7:30pm and awarding followed immediately. The best bowler was Jeusa’s friend, Mel Alberto, who scored a total of 268 points for two sets. The Champion Team was “Lane 28” with an aggregate score of 1,078 points. The team members were Danjae Medina, his friends Jason and Kristy, Jeusa Raflores, Mel Alberto, and Ramon Buenaventura.
Being a Halloween celebration, most members came in their Halloween costumes. The sister-tandem Macy and Nikki Mailom, as “Poison Ivy and Tutubi”, wowed the crowd and was chosen as the hands-down Best in Costume winner. Other runners-up, in no particular order, were the “Stick Family” (Flores family – Dennis, Joanna, Jackie and Mandy), and “GI Jane” (Christy Domingo).
Distribution of “treats” for everybody and picture-taking followed before everyone called it a night. Some members continued the fun and had dinner together at Boston Pizza. This event was another successful, fun-filled activity of the UPAA-MB, Inc.