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Live blog: Star Lanes Sizzling Summer give-away (updated 7:56)

Sara Kaplow • May 12, 2015 at 6:28 PM

It's already starting to get busy here at Star Lanes for our Sizzling Summer Cruise give-away. We have tons of tickets to give away as well as free pizza coupons and certificates for a free game of bowling! Get out here before it's too late (or read along with our live blog). 

5:58 p.m.

Who doesn't love bowling, especially in the summer when it's hot outside? I actually just started looking into getting my own bowling shoes - pink, of course. 

Anyway, it looks like they've got a new menu here at Star Lanes (the inside restaurant and bar is called J&J's bar, grill and pizzeria), and we'll be giving it a try here in a little bit. 

Come on out and win passes for our Sizzling Summer cruise - have fun and win stuff, all at the same time. Don't worry, we won't make fun of you for using the bumpers. 

6:14 p.m.

We're underway and we've already given some stuff out!

Savanna McEwen from Sandusky won Glow Bowling passes and Angie Wade picked up some Sizzling Summer tickets.

We're about to go check out their new deep dish pizza. Now, I was born in Chicago and am a little bit of a deep dish snob, so we'll see how this goes - it smells delish though. 

6:27 p.m.

Good report on the pizza! Yummy crust (the most important part of deep dish) and some interesting topping options. We tried the loaded bacon and potato with bacon, onions, french fries, mozzerella and cheddar cheeses and the hot garlic parmesan chicken, which was like buffalo wings mixed with pizza. 

They have other pizza as well as foldovers and a full bar.

In the meantime, we have a ton more winners (we just can't help ourselves): 

Marla Van Dyke of Sandusky

Ryan Hockltathorn (may be getting that last name wrong...)

Andrew Beecher who will be coming all the way back from Indiana for the Sizzling Summer cruise

Keisha Taylor

Dylan Pounds

and Bill Kay!

Congrats to our winners and, if you're reading this, it's not to late to be a winner yourself. Just come on down to Star Lanes before 8 p.m.

6:35 p.m.

I completely forgot what I was going to write. So I give you photos instead!

A couple other things to note. If you're craving deep dish pizza without the hassle of coming in (and getting sucked into a game of bowling), you J & J's does delivery and carry out. Call 419-626-2413. 

The lanes are pretty crowded, but it looks like there are still a few open. You don't technically have to be bowling to win - just come hang out with us. I mean, there's a bar. How can you go wrong? 

6:47 p.m.

The Ashleys keep pulling winners (if you haven't run into the Funcoast team recently, we have two blonde assistants named Ashley. A coincidence, I swear). Here are a few more of our lovely winners:

Dominic Aceto got 2 koozies and 4 bowling passes

Marie Dingus of Sandusky will be joining us on Sept. 8 for the cruise

Michael Wade of Sandusky won some bowling passes

Melinda Warner of Clyde won two summer cruise tickets and 4 "buy one game get one free" coupons

Donovan Glock of Bellevue (lots of folks from Bellevue here today) won a free pizza coupon along with some free bowling passes

and John Aceto won 2 Sizzling Summer Cruise tickets.

Now, just so you know, there are a lot of kids here today, and obviously they can't go on the booze cruise. So we're giving out bowling passes, free pizza and soda koozies for the lucky kids who win!

7:01 p.m.

Tons of pizza coming our way now (and just so you know, they don't skimp on the pepperonis here). Now, because I'm sitting here writing this, I'm not bowling (I also didn't bring any socks). But I can tell you that there are a ton of people here enjoying the lanes, the food, the music, the bar and the company. 

I'm trying to watch to see if there are any really good bowlers out there. Short story, when I was in college we started going bowling every Thursday night (cheap beer and pizza night in Mt. Vernon, Ohio) and one of my friends had, apparently, been in a bowling league back home. Suffice it to say, she crushed us almost without fail (especially me. I'm a terrible bowler. Just ask my in-laws). 

At any rate, you don't have to be a pro to come hang out here and win stuff. A couple more people just won Sizzling Summer cruise tickets, free bowling, free pizza and more. Here they are:

Taylor Chapman, Ashley Sizemore, Dennis Warner, Abby Aceto (those Acetos are just lucky!), Dan Sizemore (another lucky family, looks like) and Hannah Jones. Congrats!

7:13 p.m.

Tons of text up on that one, so for now, just a few photos and some more winners.


Faith Clem, Kayla Powell, Andy Tamburin, Patti Powell, Tom Cucaro and Mary Clem!

7:30 p.m.

In addition to a ton more winners, we also have a lot more info about some fun stuff going on at Star Lanes AND a couple of Funcoast announcements. Here we go. 

The whole Funcoast crew just picked up some Star Lanes Gift & Rewards cards, which means every time we do anything at Star Lanes - grab a beer, bowl, buy some food, pick up some bowling supplies - we get some of it back. If you want one of your very own, stop by Star Lanes and ask about getting the FREE card (I love free, don't you?).

Ok, some more winners: 

Kathy Gilbert of Sandusky

Cassie Darr got some Glow Bowling passes

Stan Gilbert, Jr. also grabbed some Glow Bowling coupons

Dakota Murphy was perhaps our youngest winner ever - he will NOT be going on the booze cruise

Charlie Faulkner won two Sizzling Summer tickets

Trenda Dingus got some free pizza (yum!)

Caroline Cotten of Sandusky will be on the end-of-summer cruise

and David Seyler won free bowling passes.

Now for Funcoast news. Next week we're going to be giving out MORE Sizzling Summer tickets at Cheap Seats in Sandusky. We'll be live blogging, too, but mostly giving out some free stuff. 

Then on Sept. 2 we're hosting our LAST give-away of the year. Seriously, the last one. You have to come out to win, so come out to Kalahari Resorts and enjoy the food, the prizes (they're good ones - the friendly folks at Kalahari are very generous), sign up for their new rewards program (I'm a member), and most of all, WIN.

7:48 p.m.

When we did the Sizzling Summer cruise last year, we had a ton of people come up to us after the last event and ask if they could by tickets. Some even offered us money (which normally we would take, but we really didn't have any tickets). So here's the scoop. We're giving away ALL of our tickets at these events. If your friends have already won, you're going to need to stop by Cheap Seats next Thursday or Kalahari on Sept. 2 to get on the cruise with them. There's no other way to do it. 

These folks figured that out and just won:

Cody Ritchey

Bobbie Delk

Kim Chauarria

Katie B. 

and Nathan O. 

7:56 p.m.

I'm about 3 minutes away from running out of batteries, so I'm gonna wrap this up. We've been here at Star Lanes in Sandusky giving away Sizzling Summer cruise tickets, coupons for free pizza, free bowling games... just a ton of fun stuff. Next week we're at Cheap Seats, so come on out and win.

A few more winners: 

Tom Keffer, Abbie Wade, Pat Geisert, Brandon Taylor and Jatyse Light.

We've had a great time here meeting people and watching the bowling. Much thanks to Star Lanes for the pizza, the goodies and providing a super-fun atmosphere for us and all the bowlers. 

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