A Spring Weekend Getaway, Golfing, Massages, & Shopping

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in What's Happening Locally | 2 comments

Laurel Valley Golf Course & Country Club, Townsend, TN

Laurel Valley Golf Course & Country Club, Townsend, TN

If you need to feel righteous about golfing while your beloved “makes do” with a massage and a half-day shopping the Pigeon Forge outlets, this is the event for you.  For the eleventh year, Friends of the Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library are hosting their Golf Tournament Benefit on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at the Laurel Valley Golf Course in Townsend, Tennessee. 

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Library by helping fund the services that the Library provides to the community. (See below for the love story.)  Registration for the golf tournament starts at 11:30 a.m., with lunch provided for the participants.  The tournament starts at 1:00 p.m.  Entry fee for players is $80, with an available $20 mulligan package.  You can pick up forms at the Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library, 120 Tiger Dr, Townsend, TN, at the Townsend Visitor Center on Highway 321, and the Laurel Valley Country Club.

In the past, a dozen or more teams of four players have enjoyed playing 18 holes at this beautiful mountain course.  Cash prizes are awarded to the best team, closest to the hole, longest drive, and longest putt.  This year a special plaque, which will be on display at the clubhouse, honors the winning team.  Numerous door prizes and a new car, for a hole-in-one add to the day’s excitement.  For more information call Mike Roach at (865) 448-8282.  For hole sponsorship contact Judy Krueger at (865) 448-6501.

Don’t you just hate the e-mails you receive that say “You have to read to the end”? Well, I’m glad you did.  In 1997, Charles Tippitt opened the Townsend library from scratch as a memorial tribute to his first wife Mary.  He rented the space and filled it with 5000 books for adults and children.  Over the years it has more than quadrupled in size and grown to a new location, and for a town our size, it is a marvel of information and activity including public access to computers and various children’s programs.  Later Charles married Ms. Sue Ann Schlosser, a librarian from Sikeston, Missouri.  Sikeston’s loss was our gain when Sue Ann relocated here.  Our community has been doubly blessed.  mizkathleen@ Gracehill Bed and Breakfast

At the Library and open to all, at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month is B.E.A.R. (Be Excited About Reading) Facts Book Club!

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