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Bad weather hurts business and fundraiser

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by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL)  Bowlers braved slick roads for youth league Saturday morning.

Expecting a poor turnout because of the weather, Maple Lanes turned the morning into a free tournament for parents and children.

The Williams family made it in to bowl, but not without some slipping along the way.

"They were really slippery. I about fell out the back door," said Melinda Williams.

"It was bad because it was slippery," said 12-year-old Alexus Williams.

Maple Lanes Owner Bruce Strom said bad weather is bad for business.

"For the recreational bowler, the occasional bowler, it does play havoc on our business. We're basically in the entertainment business and if they can't get here, they can't be entertained," said Strom.

The slippery roads also impacted a fundraiser. The bowling alley teamed up with the Iowa Alzheimer's Association to donate 25 percent of Saturday's bowling revenue to fight the disease.

Strom said if people couldn't make it out Saturday because of the weather, he will carry over the fundraiser to Sunday at Maple Lanes and Valley Park Lanes. Just request part of your bowling fees go to the Alzheimer's Association.

After braving the bad weather to bowl, the Williams family plans to drive home carefully.

"Drive slower, more cautiously, put it in four-wheel drive," said Melinda Williams.

Once they get home, that's where they'll stay until the road conditions improve.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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