Mini-golf fundraiser Nov. 3 for Friends of the Monroe Library

A miniature golf fundraiser in support of the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe is set for Sunday, Nov. 3.  A fun-filled 18-hole course will be erected inside the library building.  Newtown Savings Bank of Monroe has partnered with the Friends as the title sponsor.

The benefit unfolds from noon to 4 p.m. as a family-oriented outing for all ages with fun ticket basket drawings and a food truck on the premises. It costs $5 to play, $20 for a family of five. No library services will be available during the event.

The course will thread through both floors of the library, among the stacks and in open spaces.  A whimsical array of golf greens, sponsored and decorated by 18 local intereswts will offer an engaging test for all skill levels.  Putters and balls are provided.

Funding from the event will support equipment and programming for the library’s new co-op and makerspace. 

Says Lorraine Riedel, President of the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, which has arranged the fundraiser:

“A generous grant from the Monroe Lions Club to the Friends is funding a large portion of the cost of the new community creative space.  However, additional funds are needed to cover on-going expenses for materials, activities and programming.  The new space, which opens the day before the mini-golf event, will have a Cricut die-cutting machine, a laser cutter, a photo and slide scanner, an embroidery machine and more.”

Tickets for the mini-golf fundraiser are available in advance at Monroe branches of the Newtown Savings Bank, the library, and at the door Nov. 3. Additional information is available by phoning the library at 203.452.2850. The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is located at 733 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe next to the Town Hall.

The Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is a 501c3 nonprofit.

Eagle Sponsors for the event are: The Rotary Club of Monroe and Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home.  Additional sponsors of the individual golf holes:

o   Aeon Physical Therapy

o   Countryside Veterinary Hospital

o   Cross Hill Service Automotive Repair

o   Enid Lipeles

o   J. Neary Pest Control, LLC

o   Jensen Tire & Automotive

o   John P. Fracassini, Attorney at Law

o   Monroe Historical Society

o   Right at Home, In Home Care & Assistance

o   Rural Fuels

o   Santa Energy

o   Solli Engineering

o   The Goddard School

o   Town of Monroe Community & Social Services

o   Trumbull Orthodontics


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