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By Lisa Moore
Hometown Weekly Correspondent
The Wellesley Free Library hosted a mini golf event this past weekend that was “A Hole Lot of Fun” for everyone.
Organized by the Wellesley Free Library Foundation, a private organization dedicated to supporting enrichment of the Wellesley Free Library, this family friendly event helped to raise funds to support programming at the library.
School outreach programs, technology training classes, ESL classes, and support of the branch libraries are examples of where the money raised is utilized. Approximately 20 percent of the library budget comes from private funds. Through these funds, the library is afforded the opportunity to expand programming past what they would be able to do on town provided funds alone.
This year members of the Wellesley High golf team helped set up the course and student volunteers from the National Honor Society, Key Club and Venture Crew 42 were on hand to work at the event, assisting at the holes along the course, giving out golf clubs and playing “minute to win it” games with the participants.
The 18-hole course creatively wound through the library, in and around the library stacks, down the steps and into the children’s room. Local sponsors created the unique themes for each hole.
Over 25 local businesses supported the event, by sponsoring a hole, or the putting green, donating food and raffle items and providing entertainment for the younger participants. It was truly a community event with so many different business and members of the community coming together to make the weekend possible.
Last year’s event brought out 560 participants and this year’s crowd might’ve topped that number, raising funds that will ensure continued excellence of programming at the Wellesley Free Library and maintaining a valuable community resource.
Lisa Moore is a Correspondent for Hometown Weekly. She can be reached at email@example.com.