THANK YOU VERY MUCH TOM...THE HAMILTON BOWLING LANES WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IN THIS COUNTRY WITH THE HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF MANY PEOPLE. MY BROTHER LOU AND I WERE WORKING AT THE POST OFFICE AS LETTER CARRIERS WHEN WE GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPERATE THE OLDEN BOWLING ALLEYS IN THE OLDEN THEATRE BUILDING IN 1952. WE FELT THE NEED OF MORE BOWLING FACILITES IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AND WITH THE HELP OF MEL BLATT, ALBERT ENOURATO AND MANY OTHERS WE LOOKED INTO FINDING A LOCATION. WE DECIDED ROUTE 33 WAS THE PROPER SITE AND WITH LOU'S MONEY FROM A MORTGAGE WE BOUGHT THE PROPERTY ACROSS FROM TONY CAL'S AND PATTERSON CHEVROLET IN 1954. WE RAN THE BUSINESS UNTIL 1970 AND LOU SOLD IT AND JOINED ME IN FLORIDA. THE LANES WERE MOVED TO KUSER ROAD IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR A LIQUOR LICENSE. WITH EVERY ONES HELP WE SHOWED WHAT CAN BE DONE IN TH U.S.A. THANKS AGAIN TOM AND I'M GLAD TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH YOUR EFFORTS.
TOM, I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE WITHIN THE LUCARELLA FAMILY INVOLVING MY YOUNGER BROTHER DR. "CHUCK. AS A MEMBER OF THE 1948 SCHROTHS HE LED THE TEAM TO THE AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES. AFTER A BAD ACCIDENT HE COULD'NT PLAY ANY LONGER AND DECIDED TO PRATICE MEDICINE. OVEFCOMING MANY PROBLEMS HE GRADUATED FROM THE JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLLEGE IN 1955 AND SPECIALIZED IN HEARTHS. HE MANAGED TO OPEN AN OFFICE IN CHAMBERSBURG AND IN 1988 PASSED AWAY FROM CANCER. ALL MY SUCCESS CAN'T COMPARE WITH WHAT HE ACCOMPISHED. MAY GOD BLESS HIM MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
Tom, I just reread the Newspaper article and saw Ralph was an owner. Thanks, Ralph, for opening that bowling alley. Have many fond memories of my times there, even tho I left there in 19 for my time in the service. Each time I made it back to town, I headed to the lanes to see if any old friends were there. Ron