Group gathers weekly at Novi Bowl for fun times
The group can change each week, but the core is Capoccia and her two daughters, Cathy Zeller and Marie Sords, as well as her daughter-inlaw Sue Capoccia and her mother Jean Lopus. Around 4:30 p.m. on a Monday, one can find this group gathered at one of the lanes laughing and cheering each other on.
“This is a way for us to catch up each week, and it’s also a lot of fun,” said Zeller. “We do bowl, so we are improving a bit each week.” They said they love Novi Bowl because it’s a great atmosphere – – there are no distractions at that time of day, and the staff has always been really helpful. For Novi Bowl owner Jerry Harris, this is a great story.
“Bowling is about fun, and I think what they have going on is just a great way to socialize and have fun,” Harris said. “It’s a mini reunion each week.” He also said it’s still a relatively inexpensive way to have fun. And now that it is smokefree, the bowling alley appeals to even a broader range of people. For Capoccia and her group, it’s a bit of exercise as well. “It really is a good way to stay physically active because you can take it at your own pace, but it makes you move,” she said.
Another part of their tradition is to go to Guernsey’s Restaurant for chicken dinner afterward. And as Sords said as the group packed up their bowling balls and headed toward the door, it’s “good, clean fun.”