Country Lanes to sell, close doors



August 2, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Jim Valentine, owner of Country Lanes since 2002, is selling the bowling alley to Harvest Baptist Church, allowing the growing church a new place to call home.

So long, pins and gutters. Welcome, pews and Bibles.

Country Lanes closed its doors for good this week, after owner Jim Valentine reached an agreement to sell the bowling alley to Iola?s Harvest Baptist Church.

The church has been seeking a facility large enough to handle its growing membership ever since it outgrew its old home on South Walnut street. The congregation has been meeting on an interim basis at the old Calvary United Methodist Church building at the intersection of Jackson and Walnut streets. Services will continue to be held there for the time being, Pastor Tony Godfrey noted.

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