Pumpkin bowling at Linton's Enchanted Garden raises money for ADEC

There are all kinds of fun things going on in Michiana during the fall season, like a good game of football, or maybe bowling...with pumpkins?

WNDU’s Tricia Sloma found a place in Elkhart where you can take the kids pumpkin bowling and help out a great cause.

If you head out to Linton's in Elkhart, you’ll be greeted by the signs of fall, such as the harvest colored mums, but you’ll also be greeted by James Rea.

James is a proud member of ADEC, a service that helps people with disabilities fit in to the world around them.

James is part of the family at Linton’s, and he doesn't know a stranger. He's part of the official welcoming committee. Any guest that comes in the door gets a greeting from James.

This is the perfect place for him to see his friends and other people that come. He greets them he makes them feel comfortable.

“We all benefit,” said Mark Linton, owner of Linton’s “We learn from James, and James learns from us.”

James taught Tricia a thing or two about pumpkin bowling. The activity only costs $1 and the money goes to ADEC.

James is a natural at pumpkin bowling.

When asked if he thinks he has a future in pumpkin bowling he said, “What do I need to work on.? I have a future in pumpkin bowling.”

And thanks to his many friends that come through the door supporting ADEC, James has quite a future too.

In addition to the pumpkin bowling, there are other fun activities for the kids, like a maze through stacks of hay.

For more information on the fall activities at Lintons or ADEC's services, just go to our website and click on the Big Red Bar.


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