Buster’s hosts Billiards tourny

By: Alison Carson

Those looking to have a great time this Thursday night can do so—while also supporting a good cause.

Buster’s Billiards and Backroom will be hosting a “Honky Tonk Good Time,” an event being put on by Team Anderson, in an effort to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The event, which is country western themed, will include a pool tournament with a first and second place cash prize.

“I’m expecting about a hundred people” said Deborah Anderson, who’s heading up the event. “My goal is to raise at least $1,000.”

The pool tournament costs $20 to register and all of the proceeds go directly to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

“It’s great because the money raised goes towards research and straight to the people dealing with these diseases” Anderson said.

For those not interested in registering in the tournament, there is free admission with donations being taken at the door. Those who give a donation of five dollars or more are given a raffle ticket and prizes consist of gift cards and merchandise.

T-shirts and beer cozies donated by Big Blue Lex will also be sold to raise money.

Betsy Hamilton, a volunteer with Team Anderson expects a good turnout.

“It’s going to be a fun night with the Honky Tonk theme,” said Anderson. “We encourage people to dress up and even line dance. Plus, we have a great country band, Long Black Train, that will accompany it.”

You must be at least 21 to attend and those interested in playing in the pool tournament can do so by e-mailing [email protected].

Honky Tonk Good Time will be held at Busters Billiards and Backroom tonight. The tournament will begin at 7 p.m.