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Angling to expand playing courts

Petanque club seeks funds for Zanesfield project

The growing popularity of an obscure European lawn game has prompted a fundraiser to accommodate the increased number of people who wish to play.

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Artists renderings, above and below, depict the planned expansion of the petanque court at Hall-Fawcett Park in Zanesfield. (PHOTOS | ZANESFIELD PETANQUE CLUB)

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Members of the Zanesfield Petanque Club seek donations to fund an expansion of the club’s lone existing petanque court at Hall-Fawcett Park.

“We’ve really outgrown the size that we have currently,” said Bo Johns, the club’s primary organizer. “We were getting 10, sometimes 20, people for our Wednesday night games and that can result in a lot of standing around for people.

“By building a bigger court, we can have five courts — five games — going at a time, or just use one big court.”

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