The Bernie Burke Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at the Parrsboro Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 19, with proceeds supporting the ongoing refurbishment of the Parrsboro Band Hall, which named its auditorium after the late bandmaster earlier this year. Daughter Patricia Burke is among those planning the event. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen-Record
PARRSBORO - Bernie Burke's name has been synonymous with music in this community for more than 60 years, but now the golf tournament in his name is the Parrsboro Citizens Band's annual major fundraiser.
The 11th annual Bernie Burke Memorial Golf Tournament will take place in Parrsboro on Friday, Aug. 19, with proceeds once again going to the campaign to refurbish the historic Parrsboro Band Hall.
Patricia Burke, daughter of the late Bernie Burke and member of the band's board of directors, said she hopes the golf tournament is as well received as it has been in the past, and as well as other fundraisers held by the band this year.
"Every fundraiser we have done this year has been absolutely fantastic," she said. "Well attended, well supported, well financially donated towards...We are doing so much better, and I think seeing the exterior painting we have done has given people the confidence that we are moving ahead."
Registration and reception for the golf tournament will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 19, with a shotgun start for the tournament at 10 a.m. Registration costs $100 per person, and people are encouraged to put their own three-person teams together. The registration includes green fees for the day, a steak dinner and a chance at numerous prizes.
(For the full story, see the Aug. 4 issue of The Citizen-Record)