Bahan’s annual Turkey Bowl

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Seemingly, the tradition for the non-professional bowler to physically lean in order to somehow sway the direction of the bowling ball carries over into turkey bowling, as this bowler and one of her supporters slanted themselves in hopes of tipping the turkey’s direction.
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Event goers Jay Jamison and Wes Kitner keep warm on the sides of the bowling lanes, which were formed by cement blocks that also acted as ‘pin-holders’ once a pin was struck by the turkey.
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The day was full of fun … and even a big hug for, dare it be said? …  one plucky bowler.
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Fittingly, the frozen turkeys rested in a food warmer during breaks.
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P.A.W.S. volunteer Seth Evans puts on his serious face to bowl for a great cause. Oddly, the frozen turkeys can pick up a good amount of speed.
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Jill Waggener, Deb Krueger, Demaree Lindsey and Pam Wilson (left to right) have fun chatting during the event.
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The bowling pins were set up and literally knocked down (hopefully) by the turkey.
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Paula Lane and Sandy Daniels (left to right) talk near the P.A.W.S. table that was set up for merchandise sold to raise additional monies for the group.

The frozen, duct-taped nine-pound turkeys were thrown with vim and verve this past weekend at Bahan’s Tavern to raise money for Protecting Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (P.A.W.S.) of Jacksonville, Ill.

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