After over two decades of dormancy, the dust was blown off the bowling lanes in the Bellport Community Center basement this winter.
And then the work started.
Over the past few months, the alley — which was built in 1929 — was refinished and the walls and floors painted and decorated.
Boxes of shoes and bowling balls sporting the village’s logo arrived this week.
Life will return to the basement at a special ceremony Sunday, May 26, which runs from 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The ribbon-cutting is at 5 p.m.
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The alley also features a 90-year-old ball return made of wood, which is powered only by gravity.
The building itself was completed in 1926, officials said.
Funds for the project came from both the village and the Bellport Village Program Fund, a not-for-profit group that raises money for village projects.
“We’re very fortunate to have the Bellport Village Program Fund, working hard to raise funds for all of the village,” said clerk John Kocay.
The plan is to open the alley for parties, or just for a fun afternoon.
Bowlers need only to pay for the one or two Bellport Village employees to man the alley.
Only residents can rent the space. Their guests don’t have to be residents.