St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parishioners, church staff, area businesses, families and friends came together Feb. 27 with one goal in mind: to have fun while raising money for the church’s Youth Ministry.

The inaugural Rally at the Alley bowl-a-thon was held at All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge and included more than 145 participants.

The event netted $5,000, said Marie Kennedy, Youth Ministry Resource committee member.

Cleverly named teams garnering recognition in the team T-shirt contest included: The Pin Commandments, of Gremillion Industrial Services; Livin’ on a Spare, Dale Myrick and family; The Bowling Stones, Jeff Richard and family; Holy Rollers, St. John staff; Lazer Shots, Sharon Lea and family; and Goof Ballers, Banners & Signs by Design.

One of the 24 six-member teams donned pink attire as a tribute to the late actress Donna Douglas, a Pride native and resident of Zachary, who achieved fame as Elly May Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies” television series.

Door prizes donated by parishioners and businesses were awarded throughout the event.

Kennedy said the fundraiser was successful thanks to the many in-kind donations and sponsorships from area businesses.