Grable bowls into the Hall of Fame

Lifelong Camas resident joins his parents and uncle

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Camas bowler Bill Grable, 60, will be inducted into the Clark County Bowling Hall of Fame Sunday, 2 p.m., at Club Green Meadows.

Bill Grable is ready to roll the bowling ball down memory lane with old friends Sunday.

The 60-year-old from Camas will be inducted into the Clark County Bowling Hall of Fame, at Club Green Meadows. The ceremony starts at 2 p.m.

Bill will join his father, Raymond Grable, and mother, Lorraine Grable, in the Hall of Fame. Raymond was inducted in 1994 and Lorraine was welcomed in 1999.

From the moment he could pick up a bowling ball, Bill Grable has been knocking down pins, picking up splits and rolling 300 games. The Riverside Bowl building, in town, was like a second home to the Grables, before it closed in 2007.

Just like his father, Bill has been working at the Camas mill since graduating from high school. After enduring the death of his parents by cancer, and having his own battles with the disease, Bill still turns to bowling to stay connected with friends and enjoy the thrill of competition.

He has found a new home away from home at Hazel Dell Lanes, and continues to make the rounds to Allen’s Crosley Lanes and Big Al’s. He is also a big Camas High School football fan, and has followed the Papermakers to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and the Tacoma Dome.

Read the full feature on Bill Grable in the Thursday, Nov. 2, print edition of the Post-Record.