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On a warm Sunday afternoon, families gathered at the Yorkville Public Library to try for holes-in-one and other prizes as part of the Yorkville Friends of the Library’s fifth annual Mini-Golf FUN Raiser.
Judy Somerlot, a former librarian and event coordinator, said that the idea came about after she saw a similar event online. Somerlot’s husband, along with a group of men, constructed the 18 “greens” that were placed around the library, creating unique and challenging holes for the golfers. In 2017, the group raised $6,100 for the library.
The holes, sponsored by community businesses and groups, featured a variety of themes from art, to dentistry, to “Frozen,” and even an Elvis-themed 18th hole, complete with a singing Elvis bust. At the end of the round of golf, families could visit the “19th Hole,” and enjoy games, drinks and snacks.
“It’s a wonderful fundraiser...everybody plays, and everybody has fun,” Somerlot said. “We’re really proud of this, and we’re really proud of the volunteers’ work.”