It was estimated that nearly 20-percent of the population bowled each and every year at least once during a calendar year.
The Bethlehem Area Bowling Association, at one time, had nearly 100 lanes available at a variety of sites to compete. Of course, Town & Country Lanes on Stefko Boulevard was the largest and still has a number of leagues competing on a weekly basis.
Compared to years gone by, well, it’s just no comparison.
Yes, many of the alleys were located in private clubs, but finding an open lane was a difficult task.