An artist's rendering of what the suites will look like on the third floor of the Eagles Theatre. Photo provided
By Joseph Slacian
Two local organizations made presentations Tuesday, Feb. 14, before the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority for local projects.
Representatives from the Honeywell Foundation made a presentation seeking a $996,567 grant for the Eagles Theatre renovation project.
In addition, representatives from the Wabash River Trail made a presentation seeking $960,236 for the trail project in Lagro.
Cannonball Lanes is under new management as Mark Solloway and Kelsy Presl recently became new business partners in a great adventure, along with Mark’s wife, Cindy. They look forward to serving the bowlers in Wabash County and the surrounding areas.
Mark has owned Bowler’s Depot Pro Shop inside Cannonball Lanes since 2008. He is not new to the game. He started bowling at the age of 4 and knew right then he was hooked. Mark is a 25-year veteran of the bowling industry. “If I wasn’t in a bowling alley, I was building or remodeling homes. Some around town know me as Mr. Fix-it, a business I have been doing for the last 15 years in this area. My true passion is bowling. Whether it be bowling for fun or competition. I enjoy sharing my knowledge so that others can enjoy bowling as much as I do. Drilling bowling balls, coaching and working with the youth bowlers is my way of giving back to the game I love,” said Mark.
Kelsy’s bowling is not as vast as the Solloways but he too started bowling at an early age. Since the age of 6, he has been spending time with family and friends, enjoying the game. To Kelsy, the game of bowling is a common denominator for everyone to enjoy themselves no matter the skill level, and an effective way to entertain groups of people. Playing in weeknight leagues has been a great way for Kelsy to maintain and gain new friendships. “While I am not bowling, I work in the family sawmill business at Quality Hardwood Products in North Manchester. I am also the Technical Director at Manchester High School’s Performing Arts. I look forward to providing an entertainment environment to the community of Wabash and surrounding areas with Mark and Cindy.”
On the food side, Mark’s wife, Cindy, has been in the food/restaurant management industry for 18 years. She has created a new menu, but Cindy said “hold on… we’re not changing the pizza that so many have come to love.” She had added healthy menu items including salads, grilled sandwiches along with gourmet burgers. Cindy also specializes in baked goods and will be serving pies, cakes, cookies and many other sweet treats.
The restaurant “Spare Time” will open Sept. 2 with family dining coming soon. The management team plans on brining family dining to Cannonball Lanes, a place were you can bring friends and family and enjoy a Monday night football game or a Sunday NASCAR race or even enjoy some karaoke on a Saturday night along with some great food.
They will provide a pizza deal of one hour of bowling, a large pizza and a pitcher of soda for $35, birthday packages, new leagues, and new tournaments.
There will also be an open house on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 12-8 p.m.