By David Jones On Monday the biggest annual fund raiser for the library returned to Tanglewood for the 17th straight year.
There were a total of 40 golfers that came out in perfect weather to try their skills in a “Best Ball” format. There were two teams of women and 8 teams of men.
After a lovely little lunch served by the library volunteers, everyone teed off at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of Tanglewood Pro, Scott Sklar.
By 6:00 p.m. all the teams were back in the pavilion for dinner and prizes. Dinner was provided by Yoder’s Catering.
There were so many door prizes almost everyone went home with something other than a sore back.
As far as the skill prizes were concerned the winners included: Fred Casey, straightest drive (men), Ethan Cairns, longest drive (men), Chip Breuninger, closest to the pin (Men), Sally Dunkle straightest drive (women), Pat Rapposelli longest drive (women), and Nancy Broadwater (above with Lynn Jones) closest to the pin (women). The winning low score for the women was the team (right) of Nancy Keen, Sally Dunkle, Nancy Broadwater, and Trudy Bagnato.
On the men’s side there was a tie at 8 under par 64. The tie breaker was decided by the lowest score on the front nine and that made the team of Ethan Cairns, Bob Cairns, Derek Pointek and Greg Esh (below) the winners. Finishing second, but with an equally impressive score of 8 under par was the team of Jack Assetto, Chip Breuninger, Rob Breuninger, and Ty Burtner.
This year’s event netted $5,500 for the Parkesburg Library, $1,000 more than last year’s event. Kudos for bringing off a successful event go out to Board Member Linda Jones, event coordinator, Tom Knecht, Librarian and tournament volunteers Laurie Knecht, Colleen Fantini, and Katherine Westervelt.
All of the staff at Tanglewood once again provided a course in excellent condition and support throughout the day.
Funds from the state to support the library continue to decline year after year, making events like this so important for keeping the library open and available to all of us. Many local businesses and individuals stepped up in a big way this year to make the tournament a rousing success. They include:
- Gold Sponsors: Somat Company, Robert and Jennifer McNeil and Stewart Huston Charitable Trust.
- Hole Sponsors: Breuninger Insurance, Fulton Bank, Herr’s, Hershey Motors, Iron Springs Farm, Nancy Keen, Presbyterian Senior Living, Whitelock & Worth, Inc., and the VFW Post 4480.
- Full Page program ads: Parkesburg Today, Peg and Jack Martin, Rhoades Energy (Zekes), Rocco and Anna’s Restaurant, and Former First Lady of Parkesburg, Margaret Wilson.
- Other advertising and Patrons: First Niagara, Frawley Company, Muldoon’s Kitchens, Joyce Napoletano, Paul Napoletano, and Ruth and Peter Nunn.
Additional businesses contributing prizes included: Assetto’s Family Hairstyling, Brandywine Stone & Landscape, Bread’s BBQ & Soul Food, Dutchway Farm Market & Family Restaurant, Hershey’s Market, Legacy Gardens, Little Anthony’s Pizza & Grill, Kathy Rick (Parkesburg Borough Council President), Rocco & Anna’s, Richard’s Cleaners, Santander Bank, Seawell’s Deli, Salon Boninu, Tanglewood Golf Club and TwinBrook Winery.
All-in-All you can see how the businesses came together in our community to support the library and make the 17th edition of this great fundraiser a big success for our library.
The 18th annual golf tournament is scheduled for June 15, 2015, once again at Tanglewood Golf Club. Mark the date on your calendars and let’s keep the momentum going again next year.