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Claire Sweet tourney draws capacity crowd

LAKE GEORGE - This last weekend's inaugural memorial golf tournament named after a prominent community and business leader was termed a resounding success by the event organizers.

The Claire Sweet Memorial Golf Tournament, held Saturday at Top of the World Golf Course to benefit High Peaks Hospice, raised $13,000 and had a full roster of 96 players, according to Sunday Conine of the agency.

"It was not only an amazing day of golf, but it was great to have so many family members there to celebrate Claire's life," she said, noting that the event also had a waiting list. "Everyone I spoke to - players, family members, and sponsors - all agreed that a good time was had by all, which is just what we were hoping for."

The tournament was named after the late Claire Sweet, co-owner and executive of Sweet Lumber of Warrensburg.

Many friends and relatives of Claire Sweet, including members of the Aldrich, Toney, Sweet and Nadler families, participated in the event, Conine said, noting her deep appreciation.

Food was provided by The Farmhouse restaurant, and the golf was arranged under the direction of Top of the World golf pro Tom Smack, Conine said.

"We could not have asked for better weather or a better turnout," she said. "We're already making plans for next year's tournament."

High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care is a not-for-profit organization that provides end-of-life care to patients and their families with emphasis on dignity, comfort and peace.

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