Published: 1:41 pm, Fri. Jun. 4th, 2010Updated: 10:40 am
Community members who are looking for some good, clean fun may want to consider a new entertainment venue opening in Artesia. B & M Reball, which boasts all the fun of paintball gun play without the mess, has set up shop for the weekend in the Tate Branch Dodge parking lot. Owners Mike and Brenda Ridle recently acquired a large inflatable structure and all the necessary equipment to host reball games in which players shoot one another with small foam rubber balls, or reballs. Mike and Brenda’s son David (age 12) claims being hit with a reball is less painful than being hit with a paintball. B & M will be set up at Tate Branch for the remainder of today and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday. After that, Mike and Brenda plan to set up the structure on their property, located at 713 S. 28th St. Mike said they will be open for business each weekend, weather permitting. All equipment is provided and the cost of one game, or 200 balls, is $10. Each game after that is $3. One may also purchase 10 games for $35 or pay $50 to play for the day. “We are trying to keep our prices low,” said Mike. The Ridle family, pictured from left, is David, Brenda, Danielle (age 16) and Mike.