Democrat Photo by Ed Townsend
THE TWIN VILLAGE Golf Club Memorial Tournament champions are pictured above. Front row, from left to right, are Barbara Trask, Jean Knickerbocker and Mary Day. Back row, from left to right, are Paul Stock Jr., Jim Bowers Sr. and Lonnie Ackerley.
Driving for Chrysler
and Local Volunteers
By Ed Townsend
ROSCOE July 25, 2003 The Chrysler Corporation, along with Roscoes Kirchner Chrysler dealership and the Twin Village Golf Club pulled together on Sunday, July 13 to assist two local volunteer organizations that provide help and assistance to their community on a year-around basis.
The Drive For The Chrysler fund raiser and the Annual Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Tournament were successful in raising $1,780, which will be divided between the Roscoe/Rockland Volunteer Fire Company and the Roscoe/Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
The Drive For The Chrysler event was organized by Karrie and Max Jara of the Roscoe Kirchners Chrysler Dealership along with great cooperation from Kenneth Boufford, field representative for Promotion and Services, Inc. Automotive Division-Jubilee Group (Daimler Chrysler) out of Greenwich, NY. They set up a test drive at the golf tournament opposite the Rockland House and each person who drove a new Chrysler or Dodge received a free sleeve of golf balls and Daimler Chrysler donated $5 for every test drive to the fire company and ambulance corps.
Additional assistance and cooperation from the Chrysler Corporation and the Roscoe Kirchner Chrysler Dealership came in the sponsorship of a hole-in-one competition with the winner of an ace on the 175-yard par 3 eighth hole receiving a new 2004 Chrysler Pacifica.
The Pacifica went unclaimed, but the tournament and awards banquet dinner proved to be a complete success. The Chrysler test drive saw 172 people take part.
Raffles of golf packages and prizes donated by area golf courses and other area merchants helped raise some of the funds.
This very popular annual golf tournament usually raises money for the Twin Village Golf Club Young Golfer Scholarships. But the tournament committee, which is headed up by Chuck Hussen, directed the fund raising this year to assist the Roscoe communitys volunteer fire department and ambulance corps.
In announcing the total monies raised, Hussen thanked Boufford and Karrie and Max Jara of the Kirchner Chrysler Dealership.
Also thanked were the sponsors: Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club, Grossingers Country Club, The Concord Golf Club, Tarry Brae Golf Club, Lochmor Golf Club, Nevele Golf & Country Club, Afton Golf Course, French Woods Golf Course & Country Club, Hancock Golf Course, Sullivan County Golf & Country Club, Villa Roma Golf Course, Pines Golf Course, Rockland House, Fairway Inn, M&T Bank and Chrysler Corporation.
In the tournament competition, which took place with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and with a total of 80 golfers participating, Paul Stock Jr. with a 62 and Barbara Trask with a 78 were the low gross winners. James Bowers Sr. with a 64 and Jean Knickerbocker with an 80 took second place. Callaway winners were Mary Day and Lonnie Ackerley.
The Twin Village Golf Club scholarship recipients this year are recent Roscoe Central School graduates Dusty Bury, Diana Failla, Chrissy Rosencranse and Danielle Sullivan.
More than 100 people attended the tournament awards banquet at the Rockland House that same evening.