Carving Out Good Times at Costume Bowling

Native Sons & Daughters of Jacksonville gathered at the narrow lanes of Mandarin once again for a ghoulishly delightful evening of costumes, food, and bowling. Our annual Costume Bowling event is always a fang-tastically fun time for the kids, and a relaxing night for parents listening to the sounds of happy children.

Make no bones about it, bowling scotch doubles evens the chances of winning for all bowlers. This year we had a top 3 finish going to one of our newest members, a 5-year-old girl from the Cayuga tribe. There were about 15 families that got close to 200 and a few that blew right past it. Evidently, attending our summer bowling events can really help improve your scores.

Trophies were awarded this year for top 3 kids in the following categories:
• Best overall costume
• Scariest costume
• Highest bowling score (2-game combined)

Check out the Timucuan Shutterfly Site for more pictures from 2016 Costume Bowling.

Best Overall

1st Place: Ben “Crazy Hawk” Smith as a Ghostbuster
2nd Place: Jeb “Thick Skull” Ellenberger as President Obama
3rd Place: Lindsey “Reading Owl” Doremus as a Donut



1st Place: Connor “Mighty Eagle” McDaniel as Scream Guy
2nd Place: JT “Little Dawg” Hudson as a Zombie
3rd Place: Gavin Nickel as a Skeleton


Best Bowlers

1st Place: Michael “Running Moose” Russell with 233
2nd Place: Magnus “Shooting Snake” Schmidt with 224
3rd Place: Isabella “Dancing Butterfly” Greer with 210


Thank you to all members that came out, making even more priceless family memories. It was great to get to talk to so many of our members as we head into our most active part of the year.

Big How!

Iron Wolf and Wild Eagle