Tee it up for a Good Cause

Tee it up for a Good Cause

13th Annual Jefferson Carnegie Library Golf Tournament

October 29, 2011

Hey golfers, tee it up for a good cause – the 13th Annual Jefferson Carnegie Library Golf Tournament to be held at Rusty Rail Golf Club in Jefferson Texas on October 29, 2011.

Call to reserve your spot now.  Tournament is limited to 64 players.  Contact Rusty Rail Golf Club at 903-665-7245.

Don’t golf?  You can still support the Library by becoming a Hole Sponsor for $100.  The sponsorship includes signage at your hole, recognition at the awards banquet and in the Jimplecute newspaper.  Learn more by contacting the Library.

Registration will run from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and they will tee off promptly at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start.  Four person teams.  Don’t have a foursome? Don’t worry, they will pair you up with a team.

Take your best shot at a chance to win a 2012 Chevrolet Volt for the Hole-in-One on hole #2, sponsored by EXCEL Chevrolet of Jefferson.  Hole-in-one prizes on three other par-three holes will also be given away.  This year’s raffle will include a new Odyssey White Hot two-ball putter by Calloway.  Many other great items will be in the raffle.

Registration is $45 per player which includes lunch by Stephen and Vanda Joseph of Riverport Bar-B-Que, chances on the hole-in-one contest, string game, free beverages and awards at the luncheon.  Generally, the event wraps up by 1:00 p.m.

This event is the only annual fundraiser of the Friends of the Library that provides operating funds to the Library.

Just fore fun, come on out for a swinging good time.

Many Americans first entered the worlds of information and imagination offered by reading when they walked through the front doors of a Carnegie library. One of 19th-century industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s many philanthropies, these libraries entertained and educated millions. Between 1886 and 1919, Carnegie’s donations of more than $40 million paid for 1,679 new library buildings in communities large and small across America.  Jefferson’s library, built in 1907, is one of only five Carnegie Libraries serving its original function in Texas today.

Operating as a non-profit organization, the library board is committed to the preservation, maintenance and full usage of this historic landmark.  The library depends on donations and the fund raising efforts of the Friends of the Jefferson Carnegie Library.  All proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to operate the library and to preserve a part of history.

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