Area bowlers are invited to compete in the Hannibal Salvation Army''s “Christmas in July” Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, July 22, at the Ten Pin Alley, 306 S. Sixth St., in Hannibal.

Area bowlers are invited to compete in the Hannibal Salvation Army''s “Christmas in July” Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, July 22, at the Ten Pin Alley, 306 S. Sixth St., in Hannibal.

Eligible bowlers will be given a chance to win $5,000 by picking up a 7-10 split.

The games will begin at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Hannibal Salvation Army's food pantry.

The registration fee is $100 for a team of up to five members. It includes three games and shoe rentals. Registration may be made in advance on the website salvationarmyhannibal.org, at the bowling alley on Saturday or by mail to the Salvation Army, Box 1203, Hannibal, Mo. 63401, with checks payable to the Salvation Army.

If registration is made in advance, team captains will be notified of time assignments.

Bowlers are invited to dress festive for this “Christmas in July” event by wearing a favorite ugly Christmas sweater.