NB business community showcases skills during SnoBowl

Robyn Haaven was blindfolded for this attempt. Thankfully, she had a teammate direct her toward the correct lane. Photos by Derrick Knutson Christine Larson rears back to put some power behind this throw, which could have been a strike, or a quickly thrown gutter ball. Nate Olson said he was either bowling gutter balls or strikes, nothing in between. Claressa Gorman selected the brightest ball she could find with which to knock down a myriad pins.
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Robyn Haaven was blindfolded for this attempt. Thankfully, she had a teammate direct her toward the correct lane. Photos by Derrick Knutson

There were plenty of strikes — and nearly as many gutter balls — during the SnoBowl at JJ’s Bowl and Lounge in North Branch Feb. 5.

Participants, including many business owners and employees from North Branch area businesses, laced up their bowling shoes and took to the lanes for the outing, which was the kickoff event for the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual Winter Fest.