Are you ready to rock? If you answered yes, bring your bowling ball to Bowlaway Lanes in Knox this evening to support a great cause, the Junior Achievement Rock ‘n Bowl Bowl-A-Thon. Proceeds from the annual event will help fund financial literacy programs at all three Starke County school corporations. President Bridget Markin says there are still slots available for bowlers and lane sponsors. Give her a call at 574-806-1799 or drop by the bowling alley around 5:45 p.m. The event gets under way at 6. Markin says this year’s fundraising goal is $3,000. You can also contact her to pledge funds for the cause.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.