July 22, 2021
Our annual golf tournament was another great success!
Dave White and John Leasure were cochairman of this event and chose a patriotic theme for this year's event.
The historical society took over some of its military items for the displays and a special display of flags and signs were featured, honoring several veterans for whom sponsorships were made. Donny Zarembinsi opened the tournament by singing of the "National Anthem." We had nearly 100 golfers and lots of fun.
Oakland Golf Course was the location and its staff did a wonderful job.
The following are those who made monetary donations to support us and help raise funds for our society.
Grand sponsor (#were the White Family, Jon, Kevin, David and Karen.
Platinum sponsors ($1,500) : Glen and Nancy Moss; and Terry and Monette Littlepage.
Golf dponsor: ($1,000) Bob and Kathy Moss.
Silver: $500): DePalma, Frye and Associates; Bank of America/Merril Lynch; Centerline Collision. Linesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7842; Lakeview Ford and Silver Shores.
Bronze: ($100): Luty Family, Frank and Juli Winkler, B. J. Murray. Spinettes;, Ron and Gayle Anderson, Richard Harned family, Gifffin Motors, Same and Rosemary Freas, William Gregg, Dick, and Jeanette Williams, Lakeside Beer Distributors, Tom and Mary Donegan, Pizza Joe's, Bill and Jacquie Kippert, Mary O'Neill, Do=Co, Sue Kesler (in honor of Verne and Joan Kesler), Rich and Carol Osborn, Kim and Jean Lobsinger, John Lesure, McCandless Ford, Shaffer Financial Services, Armstrong Cable, Conneaut Lake Notary, UPMC, Marquette Savings Bank, Pitts Insurance, Tri-State Family Auction Services, Dr. Michael and Lauren Ghassib. O.A.M.), Conneaut Lake Area Business Association, Gary Hough. Canto Tool
Those who sponsored a veteran were: Charles Groger Jr., in memory of Ernest Groger Sr.; and in honor of Charles Groger Jr. and Ernest Raymond Groger; John and Jody Sperry, in memory of Cecil "Slug" Stevenson; David and Kathy Lynch in honor of Joseph Lynch; Jean Shanley and Jane Smith in memory of DeWayne Groger;
Veterans Honored: By Sam and Rosemary Frea in memory of Robert and Virgil Steadman
Other golf donations; Bill and Sandy Eldridge, Rodger Nydes, Nick White, Chuck Stopp, Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bruce and Cindy Nicolls, Lou Ann Miller, Bill Gregg, Rich Cosner, Oakland Beach Golf Course, Carol's Cuttery, Al's Melons, Don and Ginny Burchfield, Venango Valley Golf Course, John and Martha Lauffer, Jeff and Kathy Cooper, Zatsick's Golden Dawn, James Donegan, Cris and Jane Myers, Nick White, Steve White and Chuck Stopp.
Raffle prizes were donated by:
Col. (Ret.) David and Jane White; Sheetz of Conneaut Lake, Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, Karen White Jablonski, Marcie Jablonski Montaque, Lavender Blue at Conneaut Lake, Wal-Mart, David M. White and Michelle Ng, Dr. Michael and Lauren Ghassibi (O.A.M.), Livingston's Meats, Douglas Financial, Conneaut Cellars Winery, Timberland Floral, Dickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Karrin Unger, 322 Brews and Beer, Belladona Salon, Lakesvile Beauty Salon, and Joker's wil Metalworks.
We applaud and thank all the volunteers as well as the sponsors and donors. Without all of you, the golf tournament could not have been a success!
Our 3rd Annual Golf Outing at Oakland Beach Golf Club was the best ever! Thanks to all who participated, our generous sponsors and our tireless volunteers. With your support and commitment, we are positioned to go forward with some exciting new projects to further our mission of collecting, preserving and sharing our rich local history for generations to come.