25TH ANNUAL* MURPHY OPEN
TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2021
THE LINKS AT UNIONVALE IN LAGRANGEVILLE, NY
8AM REGISTRATION, 9AM SHOTGUN START – 4 PERSON SCRAMBLE
$150/PLAYER INCLUDES GREENS FEES AND CART, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, ON COURSE
BEVERAGES AND SNACKS AT THE TURN
MANY ON-COURSE CONTESTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN, MULTIPLE HOLE IN ONES SPONSORED
BY WHDD! HAPPY GILMORE PUTT-OFF AND OTHER SHENANIGANS!
SILENT RAFFLE TICKET SALES CONTINUE ON COURSE AFTER REGISTRATION, TO BE DRAWN
HALFWAY THROUGH WHILE GOLFERS PLAY, READY TO CLAIM AT FINISH
SILENT AUCTION PACKAGE, SPONSORED BY HERRINGTONS,
OPEN FOR BIDDING THROUGH LUNCH
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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD TBD!
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BENEFICIARIES OF THIS YEAR’S MURPHY OPEN ARE FOOD DRIVES
OF THE TRI STATE REGIOn
They call it “food insecurity” these days.
I don’t like that.
It makes it sound less tragic than what it really is: Hunger- stomach- rumbling, one-meal-a-day hunger. The hunger crisis was already bad enough, but the pandemic has made it worse. Much worse.
Thank God there are organizations to address this plight. The Corner Food Pantry in Lakeville is one of them. It serves people from Pawling, NY to Torrington, CT without turning anyone away.
They are quick to tell you that they are blessed with generous donors who help keep the doors open, but the need grows. The Pantry serves 75 to 100 families (around 400 people) a week, and those ranks have been growing by one or two families every week.
The Little Guild in West Cornwall takes care of our furry population. They are a no-kill facility that rescues, nurtures and finds forever homes for dogs and cats. Like the Corner Pantry, The Little Guild has loyal supporters, but although adoptions are up, donations are down, the pet food pantry is dwindling. The Guild’s biggest fundraiser, the Run and Wag 5K has turned virtual this year. We’ll see how that goes.
But today (Saturday) several huge-hearted organizations got together to run a food drive for both the Corner Pantry and the Little Guild. The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, Salisbury Bank & Trust, NW CT Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Lime Rock Park Catering and Salisbury Rotary joined forces to run a Donation Drive at the Lakeville Methodist Church. These are both businesses that give year round to their communities and non-profits that could probably use some help themselves. But today their efforts went to help others. And help they did. Tina Hogan from the Alzheimer’s Association told me the Drive was a “Great Success”.
Thank you all for what you do!
The Tri-State Strong Donation Drive will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Public · Hosted by Tri-State Chamber of Commerce
Help out your neighbors in need by donating to The Corner Food Pantry and The Little Guild animal shelter.
Items being collected: non-perishable food items, household supplies such as laundry detergent, pet food and supplies, gift cards to local grocery stores or financial donations. Checks may be made out to The Corner Food Pantry or The Little Guild. No clothing, furniture or used goods please.
Place items in your trunk and drive up to the contact-less drop-off located at the Lakeville Methodist Church.
The church is located at 319 Main Street in Lakeville. Volunteers will be at the church to remove items from your trunk.
This event is sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, Salisbury Bank and Trust, the Northwestern Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Lime Rock Park Catering, and the Salisbury Rotary Club.
We will always find ways to express ourselves, no matter how onerous the restraints. We can’t get together to celebrate a birthday or play a game, we can’t gather to mourn a loss, we can’t stand within two arm lengths of each other. Fine.
But dammit we can get in our cars and drive!
Around 40 cars worth of parade wound their way past fire houses and ambulance garages and health care facilities today to celebrate National Superheroes Day and to honor our first responders and health care heroes. Well-wishers held signs and waved from their vehicles, and at each facility along the route the heroes waved back.
Ten or 20 years from now when we look back on the Pandemic of 2020, one of the defining images of that time will be of people in their cars holding signs and paper hearts out of their windows, waving and calling out – not touching or hugging but still showing the love.
Thanks to the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce and Lime Rock Park and all of the big-hearted people who put on this moving display. And of course thanks to the heroes.
The Hearts On Tour Car Parade will be held Tuesday, April 28, National Superheroes Day, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to show our appreciation for those on the front lines of this pandemic. This event is sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.
Members of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce will be driving through local towns and care facilities for our Hearts on Tour Car Parade.
With hearts, signs and flags on our cars, we’ll honor our local superheroes who are doing all they can to save lives, our essential workers as well as those of you doing your part by practicing social distancing.
Below is our route and we welcome you to cheer us on from your home, business or along the sidewalk as long as you continue to practice social distancing.
CAR PARADE ROUTE:
1:00p: Starting at HVRHS going north on U.S. 7
1:05p: Falls Village Firehouse
1:15p: Geer Village
1:20p: North on U.S. 7 to North Canaan
1:25p: North Canaan Fire and Ambulance
1:30p: Through North Canaan on U.S. 44 toward Salisbury
1:45p: Noble Horizons
1:50p: Salisbury Ambulance
1:55p: Through Salisbury on U.S. 44.
2:00p: Left on Salmon Kill to Salisbury Visiting Nursing Assoc. 2:10p: Return to U.S. 44 passing Lakeville Hose Co.
2:15p: Left onto U.S. 41 passing Corner Food Pantry, Hotchkiss
2:25p: Through Sharon on Route 41 passing Sharon Fire
2:30p: Sharon Health Care Center
2:35p: Sharon Hospital
2:40p: North on Millerton Rd./Sharon Rd. to Millerton
2:55p: Left on Century Blvd. Millerton Firehouse
3:00p: Return to Main St. heading west through Millerton
Check into this Hearts on Tour Face book Event and let us know you’re watching the parade.
Post your pictures and videos from the parade on Facebook and Instagram, and tag the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.
The Lime Rock Park 2019 Season Kickoff Celebration will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039.
The public is invited to this family-friendly event which celebrates the new racing season at Lime Rock Park. The day will feature cars on the track all day, music, local craft breweries, food trucks, local vendors, face painting, games bounce house, giveaways and more.
The event runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Entry to this event is free, but visitors are asked to bring a canned food or pet food item to support both The Corner Food Pantry and The Little Guild. Other non-profits like the Sharon Bargain Barn will be offering their vintage clothing line.
The Kickoff Celebration is sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce, CPTV Kids and Wheels of Time Auto Restoration.
For more information call (860) 435-5000. or email limerock.com@limerock.
To learn more about Lime Rock Park visit limerock.com.