Reminiscing At An Old Hangout
Rick Sheffer, Mike Rapp and Bill Kunselman stop to pose with owner of the Emlenton Brew Haus, Wally Page. The three were Emlenton childhood friends of the 50’s and 60’s and used to work at the old Emlenton Bowling Alley & Pool Hall as pin setters.
With the anticipated opening of the Emlenton Brew Haus, old childhood friends gathered last Friday, July 9th to revisit one of their old favorite hangouts. Thanks to the renovation of the building into the Emlenton Brew Haus, the old “Duck Pin” lanes that were housed in the lower level will once again echo the crashing of pins and form new memories for those to come.
The old Emlenton Bowling Alley & Pool Hall was the place to be in the 50’s and 60’s. The Emlenton Bowling Alley had a men’s league which included two teams from Emlenton, Bruin, Petrolia and Lamartine.
The alley was mainly used for duck pins but on occasion they did throw ten pins. As pin setters in their early teens, Rick, Mike and Bill all remember getting paid .10 per game with the special perks of a soda and free pool when tables were available.
The Bowling Alley was owned by Virgil Kunselman and Red Latshaw in the 50’s and early 60’s. It is believed that Bob Letke then became owner soon after.
The new Emlenton Brew Haus anticipates opening soon. Like and follow them on Facebook for opening date.