Last Pin Falls at Long Meadow Bowl


HAGERSTOWN- A popular bowling alley saw its final pin knocked down Sunday.   


It was the last day of the annual Frank Turner Pro Classic, part of a tour for professional duck pin bowlers.


It is the last event to be held at Long Meadow Bowl before it will rented out as business and office space.


The bowling alley was built in 1961 and has hosted the tour since 1964.         


Owners say times have changed since Long Meadow Bowl first opened; pro averages have gone up about twenty points, and computerized score boards have replaced the old-fashioned pencil and paper score card.


“It's going to be sad to see it go, but it will be happy too, because we still have the other three houses,” said Shirley Turner, the daughter-in-law of owner Frank Turner, and a former manager of the bowling alley.


The Turner family still owns three bowling alleys in Hagerstown, and one in Martinsburg.  


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