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Tyler and Mineola employees bowl for JA

Bowl-a-thonEmployees and family members from Tyler and Mineola, Texas, joined forces to form three CenterPoint Energy teams at the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon. Led by captains Steve McClendon, utility leader; Claude Figueroa, senior marketing consultant; and Ricky Haisten, operations supervisor; they raised more than $700. “The Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon is a fun, family-centered event where the most experienced to the least experienced bowlers can enjoy an evening of fellowship while helping a great cause,” said Figueroa. The Figueroa family also earned second place in the bowling pin decoration contest for their Mardi Gras-themed pin, complete with beads, feathers and a mask. The pin will be on display at the Jaycees National Convention in New Orleans, La. later this year. Pictured from the left are Kenneth Subin, Construction & Maintenance (C&M) technician; Nathaniel Bynum, service technician; Jason Romans, C&M technician; Haisten; Figueroa; Grant Woods; Bob Chapman, utility leader; Valerie Figueroa; McClendon; Jonathan Stone, operations support representative; and Jackie Woods, service technician.