Burke golf tournament slated for Aug. 23

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Fundraiser a major event for band hall upkeep

Patricia Burke, facilities committee chairman at the Parrsboro Band Association, is looking forward to the annual Bernie Burke Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 23, one of the band association’s major fundraisers of the year. Proceeds from events like these help with major upkeep projects at the hall, including the scraping and priming of the back side of the building expected to go to tender soon.


PARRSBORO – Same great golf, same great cause.

The annual Bernie Burke Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at the Parrsboro Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 23, and Patricia Burke is expecting it to be another successful fundraiser for the Parrsboro Band Association.

“By doing fundraisers such as Band Day or the golf tournament, it allows us to do projects we would not regularly be able to do,” said Burke, facilities committee chairman for the association. “A few weeks ago we ordered a new oboe for a band member to play, 20 new stands, and we ordered 40 new folding chairs. We wouldn’t be able to do this unless we had major fundraisers.”

The golf tournament is such a fundraiser, and has been for several years. It will begin this year with registration at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The tree-person teams play in a scramble format, and teams are encouraged to pre-register by Aug. 7.

Registration forms are available at the golf club, or by calling Brenda Wheaton at 254-3153.

Those willing to donate financially to the cause, or with a prize for the event, can contact Patricia Burke at 728-2015. A hole-in-one prize of a 2013 Ford Focus on Hole No. 3 is being offered by C.E. Sargent and Archway Insurance.

Proceeds from the golf tournament will go not only towards upkeep of the hall, but a donation will also be made from the tournament to the palliative care ward at South Cumberland Community Care Centre.

One project on the near horizon for the hall will be the scraping and priming of the rear side of the building, which Burke said a tender is expected to be called for soon. Meanwhile, an energy audit was performed on the building in May, and efforts will be made to “green” it up and try to create savings on its astronomical oil bill.

“We’re in for the long haul, as far as getting the place completely insulated, but we’re getting started,” she said.


Twitter: @ADNandrew

Organizations: Parrsboro Golf Club, Parrsboro Band Association, C.E. Sargent and Archway Insurance South Cumberland Community Care Centre

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