1997 – Meritorious Service
Larry has been a proprietor and part owner of Circle D Lanes, located in Circleville since 1957. Elected to the Circleville Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1993. Served as President and Secretary of the Southeast Ohio Bowling Proprietors Association. Worked closely with the local association helping them purchase computers and lane equipment with a monetary donation which in turn helped the bowlers of Circleville.
Larry was president of the Ohio BPA from 1986 to 1988 and also served as treasurer and vice president during his many years of service to the Ohio BPA. During his tenure the OBPA enjoyed an increase in membership by his efforts. He helped develop a long range plan, set up education programs which led to seminars at state meeting. Directed setup of first statewide marketing program in 1987. Helped to organize the first Ohio Collegiate Challenge in 1987. In 1995 was the recipient of the Ohio Certificate of Achievement for highest entries per lane bed in the Millers Doubles Challenge. In 1989 received the BPAA certificate of Achievement for membership activities. He served on many BPAA committees and has been a member of the BPAA Board of Directors for six years and served as BPAA Regional Vice President for two years.
During all this he has had time to bowl and boasts a high average of 206. Tonight we honor Larry for his contributions to the game of bowling by induction to the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service.