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Community Bank golf event raises $7,600 for Hospice


CANTON - Despite an iffy forecast, the weather held for a beautiful day of golf at the 42nd annual Community Bank Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

A total of 131 golfers participated in the tournament held at the Partridge Run Golf Club and helped to raise more than $7,600 to support the services Hospice provides throughout St. Lawrence County.

Brian Gardam, executive director of Hospice, said, “We are deeply grateful for all of the hard work that the committee puts into this event each year. Community Bank branch manager and chairman of the tournament committee David Peggs did a great job of bringing the committee together to put on a successful tournament again this year. Most of the committee members and volunteers have been involved for several years which lends itself to a very well run event. This is widely recognized by many of the sponsors and participants who come back year after year.

“We appreciate the commitment and generosity of everyone involved,” he added.

Members of the planning committee include Gina Boyd, Melissa Cloce, Randy Pray, Brenda Rand and Sherry Stone. Many volunteers from Community Bank worked to ensure a great tournament, including Sandy Burnham, Pam Dent, Lynn Forbes, Joy Graves, Ashley Keys, Helen Hollinger, Bob Lobdell, Bonnie Miller, Mario Pusateri, Pam Smith, Dori Warren, Marsha Watson and Bert Thomas. Also on hand were dedicated Hospice volunteers Aida Shipley, Gail Bisonette, Shirley Martin, Dan Hayden and Ada Santafara.

Members of the Hospice Board of Directors Lainey Scott, June O’Neill and Tedra Cobb also assisted at the tournament. Partridge Run Golf Club manager, Kevin Maginn, Denis Walsh of Mulligan’s and the club staff did a great job hosting the event again this year. “We can’t thank you enough” said Gardam.

The tournament included two hole-in-one giveaways sponsored by T.J. Toyota and Mid- State Golf Car. Unfortunately, no one ended the day with an ace and a new car.

The Double Eagle Sponsor for the event was Northeastern Security Systems followed by Eagle sponsors: e+ Technology; Kinney Drugs; Red Hawk; Siemens Building Technology and Sullivan’s Office Supply. Sponsors at the Birdie level included A & B Office Equipment; A. W. Collins Corp.; Acme Business Machines; BMC Office Furniture; Canton Tire; Cooley Group, Inc.; DBF, Inc.; Diebold Inc.; Dubli Envelope & Graphics; Hummel’s Office Supply; MacFadden Dier Leonard Insurance Agency; Mud Lake Stalls; On- Site HVAC Solutions Inc.; Pat Collins Real Estate; Precise Graphic Products, Inc.; Proforma Products; RICHO; “S” Systems Company; Schwaab Inc.; Servco Services, Inc.; Staples Business Advantage; Stone Office Inc.; Syracuse Office Environments; TEL, Inc.; Twinstate Voice.Data.Video.Inc.; Versateq LLC; Zoom Printing & Graphics.

Par sponsors were Black River Paper Company; Business Interiors; Northern Music and Video.

“This tournament along with other community support is essential to helping our work continue. The time and effort of the tournament committee and the generosity of sponsors and golfers helps Hospice provide services beyond what is covered by insurance. This support will make a sincere difference in the lives of many people throughout St. Lawrence County” said Gardam. “Thank you to everyone involved.”

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