To the editor:
Thank you to the Pine Island Community for its great support at the One Hole Over the Pond Golf Event held on Feb. 22, at the American Legion Post 136 sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. Thank you to the 73 golfers for participating. A lot of money was raised for the veterans.
I wish to thank the many sponsors who gave money and prizes to support this event. To Fuccillo Kia, Red's Seafood House, Lazy Flamingo, The Hookers Inc., Tropical Hair, Lil Lillys Deli, Alden Pines Country Club, Sea Tow, Tow Boat US, Coral Oaks Golf Course, Lumpy's, Broadway Palm Theater, Barbara B. Mann Theater, Sandy Hook Fish House, Angles Hair, Magnolia Landing Country Club, Seminole Lakes Country Club, Woody's Restaurant, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Waterfront Restaurant, Mango Tango, Low Key Tiki, Dr. Watsons, Dominos Pizza, Old Pine Island Marina and Robert Wilson, our veterans thank you for your generosity.
Thank you to Smalltown and David Deane for providing the entertainment. A personal thank you to the Ladies of the Auxiliary who made the salads; Linda Mitchell and the bartenders, Linda, Wendy and Sharon; Jerry Congdon and Guylyn DeMeyer for a great job on the grill; and to Pete and Ann for cooking for the barbecue chicken dinner. Also thank you to Catie Kmetz, Diane Harlin, Bobbi Burr, MaryRose Kramak, Connie Cavanaugh, Bev Young, Phyllis Blanton, Margo Gadsden, Ron and Carol Zaremba and Wayne DeMeyer you all were awesome.
A special thanks to Tommy Buckles, John Heist, AJ, Doug Dillingham, Rich and Helen Kendzior and Ray Daubenberger, for their help "at the golf course" and especially to Rick Dryden, without whose support and expertise this would not be possible.
For God and country,