Mini-Golf Success

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Although it was a cold weekend in February, it was all about golf in Larchmont on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10 for the Friends of the Larchmont Library second annual Mini-Golf event.

And it was a great success, with the event – which more than 450 people attended over two days - raising about $12,000 for the library.

The Saturday night festivities included catering by Plates, a silent auction and raffle, as well as, of course, mini-golf throughout the library stacks. Almost 170 people joined the fun.

Sunday was family day, as about 300 children (and their parents) played the course. About 40 local businesses and families sponsored a hole and about 50 businesses donated items to the raffle and silent auction, including Larchmont Mayor Lorraine Walsh, who allowed the Friends to auction off “Mayor for Day” – one of the more popular items.

Some sponsors were exceptionally creative, designing their own holes – the Garden Club of Larchmont cleverly created one with flowers, a length of pipe, bunny statutes and a watering can.

The money raised will be used to enhance the services the Larchmont library offers (see the About Us page to get an idea of what the Friends of the Larchmont Library supports); it ranges from iPads to upgraded library-wide WIFI to magazine subscriptions and museum passes.

This year’s Mini-Golf event superseded last year’s both in money raised and number of attendees. Thank you all for your continuing support.

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Leigh Marchant