Family fest Aug. 17 at Lake Wylie

jmarks@lakewyliepilot.comAugust 13, 2013 

— At least for a day, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce is taking the fun outside.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Lakeside West business will fill its parking lot with carnival games, bounce houses, stilt walkers and face painters. There also will be costumed characters, a taekwondo demonstration and visits from Carolina Rollergirls, radio hosts and more.

Ron Rossmann, general manager at Bowl N’ Bounce, is the main organizer of Saturday’s event. His goal is to help promote his and neighboring businesses, but more importantly to say thank you to Lake Wylie.

“It’s a free, festival-style event,” Rossmann said. “It’s basically a way for us to give back to the community.”

Bowl N’ Bounce celebrated its one-year anniversary July 16. League season kicks into gear next month, and Saturday’s event will start youth league registration for ages 5-17.

“Our focus is to grow our fall league,” said owner Darrin Skinner. “We are also doing some infrastructure projects to improve our lighting and sound, so we can offer more live music and entertainment as well as continuing to evaluate some additional entertainment offerings.”

Guests can evaluate Skinner as entertainment on Saturday. His band, Principle Skinner, will perform from noon to 2 p.m. An 11 a.m. cornhole tournament will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital, as will raffles for a bowling ball and guitar.

Other activities include touring a Bethel Volunteer Fire Department truck and smokehouse. The Red Cross bloodmobile will visit, as will the York County mounted patrol and others. Other Lakeside West businesses will participate in the event, too.

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