Golfers tee off to benefit Neighborhood House

KEENE VALLEY Under clear autumn skies, over 70 golfers took to the Ausable Club course to benefit the Keene Valley Neighborhood House.

Two flights played the course on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the benefit tournament. The Ausable Club donates the facility and provides food for the event.

Richard Rothstein, executive director of the Keene Valley Neighborhood House, said the community event was ideal as a fundraiser for the facility.

The best fundraisers are where everyone gets something, said Rothstein.

The Keene Valley Neighborhood House is an adult supportive living site that provides a quality community-centered home for older adults. Rothstein explained that funds raised help offset the sliding-scale fees for some residents in need of financial assistance.

Winners of the golf tournament included:

Womens: 1st place - Christine Benedict, LuAnne Nielsen, Gerri Taylor and Trish Baker; 2nd place - Pat Hickey, Shirley George, Nancy Nugent and Pam Kyea;

Mixed: 1st place - Phil Arsenault, Walter Marvin III, Paula Piatt and Steve Piatt; 2nd place - Keenen Phillips, Travis Gagnon, Katy Wilson and Patty Gulbis;

Men: 1st place - Pat LeClair, Dave LeClair, Dave Kirkby and Jeff Estes; 2nd place - Malcolm Martin, Glenn Martin, Butch Smith and Bucky Hathaway;

Long drive: women - Paula Piatt; men - Kevin Pokorski;

Closest to pin: women - Bunny Torrance; men - Dave Hart.

Along with golfing the event featured a silent auction and Chinese raffle.

Auto Rally planned in October
Neighborhood House board chairperson Carl Bigelow is also planning the 4th Flaming Leaves Antiques Auto Rally at Marcy Field in Keene on Oct. 6. The event starts at 11 a.m., and welcomes all owners of antique and classic cars.

Set against the spectacular setting during the fall foliage season, there will be music, food and refreshments.

Bigelow said that the Champlain Valley Classic Car Club, based in Plattsburgh, are planning on making the event its fall outing. He hoped for between 50-75 people to attend.

The event will have day-of registration, and a donation for the Neighborhood House is requested.

In preparation, raffle tickets featuring a first prize of a $1,000 gas card to Mobile, with a second prize of a $500 gas card, and a third prize of a quilt made by Patricia Bigelow.

Tickets are $5 each, and on sale at select businesses in Elizabethtown, Keene and Lake Placid. The drawing will take place at the rally, and people need not be present to win.

For more information on the car rally, call Carl Bigelow at 576-9908.

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