CROWN POINT | On June 1 more than 250 people played 18 holes on the mini-golf course built inside Crown Point Community Library at their first annual “A HOLE Lot of Fun” mini-golf fundraising event. Participants were able to explore and experience the library in a unique and fun way. 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! At the “19th Hole Food & Fun Zone” hotdogs, ice cream and games were available for purchase and folks eagerly took a little break before heading to the lobby to purchase raffle tickets to win a variety of great items – we had 21 items donated to raffle off.
“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!” said Laura Clemons, Communications Specialist.
The Crown Point Community Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the many businesses and people who made it possible: our event sponsor McCarroll Dental, our Hole-in-One sponsors: Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Crown Point, Nipsco, State Farm Insurance- Agent Bob Rees, Methodist Hospital Physicians Group; our 19th Hole sponsors: Friends of the Crown Point Library, Crown Town Grill, Cold Stone Creamery, and our hole and tee sponsors: Liss Carstar, Vanis Hair Salon, Saddle & Spurs 4H Club, The Idea Factory, Crown Point Family Fun Center, Library Board Member - Janet Katich, White Hawk Country Club, City of Crown Point, First Savings Bank of Hegewisch, Down To Earth Tree Service, Shirer Insurance, The Skillman Corporation, Eagle Eye Optique, Laura Zato Art & Photography.
We would also like to thank the many businesses and individuals who donated items for us to raffle off: Blast Camp, Railcats, AMC Theatres, Medieval Times – Schaumburg, JAK’S Warehouse, White Hawk County Club, Friends of the Crown Point Library, Happy Note Tack Shoppe, Willieworks, Janis Nunez (Pampered Chef), Renea Gallagher (Mary Kay), and Angie Keaveny (Tastefully Simple).
A special thanks to the Crown Point Parks & Recreation for Molly the Trolley and Wheeler Middle School. The trolley transported players to and from the Wheeler Middle School parking lot on the day on the day of the event.
Finally, we would like to thank our many volunteers who worked tirelessly to organize, set up, break down and staff our event.
“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,” said Laura Clemons. The library is grateful for this support and sincerely thanks all who participated in the first library mini-golf event. All the proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards programming for children, teens and adults for both the Crown Point and Winfield Branch Libraries.
The second annual A Hole Lot of Fun event is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014.