Birdies, bogies and books: Middlebury library to have mini-golf event
Posted: 10/10/2011 at 1:15 am
By: Miriam Nowak
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Kyra Ellsworth, 5, of Middlebury practices her putting at a recent demonstration of what the Middlebury Public Library will have this weekend.
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Lowell Miller helps E.J. Ellsworth, 3, of Middlebury learn to play mini golf at the Middlebury Fall Festival as Marcia Cook (right) looks on. Now he is ready to try his game on the course that will be laid out in the aisles of the Middlebury Public Library on Saturday. The event is a joint fundraiser for the Middlebury’s library, parks and museum under the leadership of the Middlebury Community Enrichment Council. E.J. is the son of Eric and Katlyn Ellsworth. $PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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Civic groups plan to offer “Mini Golf at the Library” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Middlebury Public Library. Tickets are $5 for golfers over 12 and $3 for those younger.
The fundraiser is sponsored by the Middlebury Community Enrichment Council, which was formed by the Friends of the Middlebury Community Library, the Friends of the Middlebury Parks and the Middlebury Historical Society to support for the library, museum and parks.
Money raised by the event will be split evenly between the three entities.
“I suggested combining our efforts, and the others welcomed the idea,” said library director Terri Rhineheimer.
“These organizations have a lot of common ground,” said museum co-director Richard Smith. “They play a large role in making Middlebury a special place for living, learning and recreation.”
“We think we can accomplish more by working together than any of our groups could do on its own,” said Middlebury park board president John McKee.
All three groups depend on volunteers and donations to help them accomplish their goals.
“We hope this will help the Friends of the Library raise funds for additional programming, more speakers and author visits that are not in the library's budget,” Rhineheimer said.
“Helping us restore Krider World's Fair Garden is one of the projects the Friends of the Parks are working on,” McKee said.
The Middlebury Historical Society funds and operates the Middlebury Community Historical Museum. Eventually museum officials would like to expand the building.
Smith said the library is selling underwriter sponsorships for the golf event for $1,000 and offering hole sponsorships for $300. “Hole sponsors can decorate their hole,” he said.
For more information or to donate contact Smith at 825-0978 or email@example.com.