BOWLING CENTER HAS BEEN APPROVED!! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SIGNED THE PETITION.
Bowling is a sport which has been around since 300 A.D. and is enjoyed by more than 95 million people in more than ninety countries worldwide. Bowling became increasingly popular in the 1950's and 60's in the United States and continues to be a place to go for family fun and exercise. It also provides a safe place for teens to hang out and stay off the streets. Lake Wildwood has over 1700 homes with over 5000 residents, some of whom were excited about to hear of the possibility of a bowling alley coming so close to our neighborhood. Our neighborhood was let down when Publix, Ruby Tuesdays, Branch Banking and Trust, and other local businesses decided not to build on Zebulon Rd. We have two strip malls which are 90% vacant because these anchor stores were never built. These two malls would greatly benifit from the addition of a bowling alley. A bowling alley would provide that anchor that this community needs to prosper in times of economic hardships. It would give us a place to meet friends, family, and neighbors and enjoy one of America's pastimes. It would provide jobs, generate tax revenue for the county, and increase traffic for other businesses on Zebulon Rd. Tabernacle and Hepzibah need not worry, I have known many people who were members of a church bowling league. It would give church members a place get together outside of church and have some fun. I remember going bowling with my church's youth group when I was younger. Hepzibah's kids would have a place close by to have some fun. This is not a bar. Restaurants in the area already serve alcohol. There is a bar a couple of yards from the proposed building site. Bowling and playing arcade games are good family fun. The bowling alley will serve alcohol for those who choose to drink. I have been to many bowling alleys and have never seen anyone out of control. Bibb county needs this bowling alley and Lake Wildwooders would love to see it built. Please give our community a boost and approve it! Howard M. Johnson Lake Wildwood