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Henderson House Rock ’n’ Roll Cosmic Bowling Fundraiser

Saturday, April 18

Henderson House will benefit from a Rock ’n’ Roll Cosmic Bowling, a fundraiser for Turkey Rama’s Biggest Turkey contest, the afternoon and evening of Saturday, April 18, at Walnut City Lanes, 1800 S.W. East St., McMinnville. All ages are invited to join five-member teams; cost is $20 including prizes and pizza. Registration is required by April 13; for more information or registration, call Bev at 503-857-5111.

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