CROWN POINT | More than 250 people played 18 holes last month on a mini-golf course created inside the Crown Point Community Library for the first “ A Hole Lot of Fun” fundraiser.
Participants were able to explore and experience the library in a unique and fun way as the course wound its way through the stacks and down the main stairway ending in the meeting rooms where the 19th Hole Food and Fun Zone was located.
"Obstacles, such as loop-de-loops, and the handmade gutter system for the hole that ran down our main staircase created an entertaining and (sometimes) hilarious challenge for all the golfers," said library Communications Specialist Laura Clemons. At the 19th Hole Food & Fun Zone, hot dogs, ice cream and games were available for purchase and folks eagerly took a little break before heading to the lobby to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 21 donated prizes.
“This was a great family event. Hole number 12 was by far the most exciting as it traveled down our main staircase and almost always ended in a hole-in-one for the players,” Clemons added.
Library Director Lynn Frank expressed appreciation to thre event sponsor, Hole-in-One sponsors, 19th Hole sponsors, and hole and tee sponsors, as well as prize donors.
A special thanks went to the Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department for the use of for Molly the Trolley as a shuttle bus and Col. Wheeler Middle School for the use of its parking lot.
"Finally, we would like to thank our many volunteers who worked tirelessly to organize, set up, break down and staff our event," Frank added.
All proceeds will go towards programming for children, teens and adults for both the Crown Point and Winfield branch Libraries. “The community has always been a great sponsor of the library and the support we received of this unique fundraiser really illustrates the strength of Crown Point,” Clemons said.
Next year's A Hole Lot of Fun event has been scheduled for April 12.