This Saturday is a busy day in Fountain Valley. Where do I even begin?
For starters, the Kiwanis Club of Fountain Valley and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley will team up for the ninth annual “Pins for Kids” bowling tournament at Fountain Bowl.
There’s room for 60 teams of four bowlers. By participating, you can help provide before- and after- school care, full day programs during summer and school holidays, sports leagues and more at the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Cost to bowl is $300 per team of four bowlers, which includes bowling, dinner and goodie bags for each bowler. As of this writing, there were still a few openings for teams.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with registration and the opening of a silent auction. A barbecue dinner, hosted by the Fountain Valley Rotary Club, is served starting at 5:15 p.m. Dessert will be provided by Mangiamo Gelato Caffé.
At 5:45 p.m. Fountain Bowl Co-President Dave Osborn will announce the winners of the Kelly Osborn Foundation scholarships.
Bowling begins at 6:30 p.m.
Raffle winners are announced at 7:45 p.m., the silent auction closes at 8:15 p.m., and bowling awards are presented at 8:30 p.m.
More information: Call Alex Accetta at 714-848-9158.
Also on Saturday, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will take on a team from the city in a softball game starting at 11 a.m. on softball field No. 1 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St.
This is a fun game for bragging rights only and will include food, giveaways and prizes.
Among those we expect to see playing for the Chamber are Sam Joyner from FV Fit Body Boot Camp, Glenn Grandis and Nora Little from the FV Community Foundation, John and Karla Etheridge from Seashore Pest Control and Luis Mata from Watanabe Insurance, among others.
The city roster includes Community Services Manager Rob Frizzelle, Community Services Supervisor Christie Araiza, City Clerk Rick Miller and Assistant to the City Manager, Maggie Le, among others
Chamber board member Diane Higashioka chairs the event for the chamber.
And finally, Saturday is also the day for the already-sold-out Great Fountain Valley Campout, which starts at 4 p.m. Saturday and ends at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Campers will enjoy star gazing, classic camp song singing, flashlight hikes, nature walks, archery and more.
While this event has been sold out for some time now, I mention it because there is a plan for the participants to attempt to break the Guinness Record for most s’mores made…