MONKTON-A project to raise funds for moving and restoring the Old Boro Schoolhouse in Monkton Boro will get a boost on June 16 with the First Annual Monkton Golf Classic. The day of golfing, fun, food and competition for prizes will take place at the Williston Golf Club, sponsored by the McKernon Group.
Dreamed up by Karen Sutherland and friends of the Monkton Museum and Historical Society, the organization overseeing the schoolhouse restoration project, the golf classic will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration, a boxed lunch and a putting contest, followed by an afternoon round of golf and a barbecue dinner and awards presentation of prizes to the day's top golfers. The tourney will also feature cash prizes including a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, a $5000 raffle putt, and for closest to the pin.
The Monkton Boro Schoolhouse, built in 1843 and last used in 1960 is the last of its kind in Monkton. The Historical Society and others in town hope that the eventual relocation and restoration of the building will provide a much-needed community gathering space and arts and activity center.
For more information on the Golf Classic and registration forms including a listing of sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals interested in supporting this creative and worthy mission, contact tournament chair Jay Frater at 453-2711.