By Ed Townsend
ROSCOE July 13, 2007 The Chrysler Corporation, along with Roscoe’s Kirchner Chrysler dealership and the Twin Village Golf Club (TVGC) pulled together on Sunday, July 8 to assist the victims of the devastating June 19 flooding which occurred in the Colchester-Roscoe area along the border of Delaware and Sullivan counties.
The Drive For The Chrysler fundraiser and the annual Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Tournament were successful in raising more than $1,200 which will be put into the funding for the June flood victims.
The Drive For The Chrysler event was organized by Karrie and Max Jara of the Roscoe Kirchner 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.
They set up a test drive/road test at the golf tournament opposite the Rockland House and each person who drove a new Chrysler or Dodge vehicle received a free sleeve of golf balls. Daimler Chrysler donated $5 for each test drive to the flood relief fund.
Additional assistance and cooperation from the Chrysler Corporation and the Roscoe Kirchner Chrysler Dealership came in the sponsorship of a hole-in-one competition in which a golfer who aced the 175-yard par 3 eighth hole would receive a new 2007 Chrysler Sebring convertible.
The Sebring went unclaimed, but the tournament and awards banquet dinner proved to be a complete success. A total of more than $2,000 in golf packages and prizes donated by area golf courses and other area merchants were awarded to the tournament golfers.
While this summer’s golf tournament raised money for the June flood victims, in past years, the tournament committee, which is headed up by Chuck Husson, has also directed the fund raising to the TVGC Youth Golfer scholarships and has assisted needy families and other Roscoe-area volunteer organizations.
In announcing the total monies raised, Husson thanked both the Chrysler Corporation and the Kirchner Chrysler Dealership for their participation in the tournament and their dedication and support of youth golfers.
Boufford said that of all the tournaments that he is involved with, the Twin Village Memorial Tournament gets the most people out for the test drives. He pointed out that this is due to the local dealership’s involvement in the community. A total of 222 people took part in the Chrysler test drive.
Husson also thanked the sponsors who donated prizes: Chrysler Corporation, Grossinger’s Golf Course, Terry Brae Golf Course, Lochmor Golf Course, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, French Woods Golf & Country Club, Tennanah Lake Golf & Country Club, Sullivan County Golf & Country Club, Roscoe Diner, Spiro’s Countryside Restaurant, Rockland House, Country Store Youth Foundation, Fairway Inn, Live Bait Bar & Grill, Buffalo Zach’s Cafe, T-Bones Sub Shop and the Roscoe Lumber Yard.
Some 74 individuals and/or local merchants also sponsored holes in this tournament.
This year’s competition featured the scramble-best-ball format with foursomes being split up into two-member teams. This event, which had shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., hosted 75 golfers.
Champions of the regular men’s division were Steve and Dylan Bowlers. Champions of the regular ladies division were Jean Knickerbocker and Kim Delbeck. Chuck and Anna May Husson were the mixed team regular champions.
Champions of the men’s senior division were Ed Townsend and John Hoffmann. Champions of the Ladies senior division were Sally Shea and Mary Day and the champions of the mixed senior division were George and June Powell.
Tournament participants, along with their guests, attended the awards banquet at the Rockland House that same evening.