Hello there, everybody! Last week Leo and I were busy with our annual Civitan golf benefit party and tournament. Those of you who are regular readers may remember us posting about this event in previous years. The party and tournament is the main fundraiser for the Lamar Civitan Club, and we are proud to be involved in an event that benefits our local schools and community. All of the money raised stays in the Lamar area.
The preparation for this event starts early in January with committee meetings and many hours of hard work by numerous people over the months prior to the party and golf tournament. Each year outstanding community members are recognized at this event, and this year’s honorees are Mrs. Dot White and Mrs. Dot Plummer, both retired educators and avid Silver Fox fans. On a side note, our little town of Lamar has recently been called an “NFL Football Factory.” The odds of such a tiny place producing 5 NFL players is one in ten million billion! If you’re a football fanatic, click HERE to read more about our amazing town.
Now, when your honorees both have the first name of “Dot,” you HAVE to have a polka dot decorating theme, don’t ya? I cannot take credit for that brilliant idea. Leo’s brother Jim came up with that one!
This chalkboard made by moi greeted guests at the entrance to the Governor’s Run Golf Club, and since one of the honorees taught home economics classes for a while, we cooked up a pot full of flowers and a polka dot apron!
On the gate was a beautiful lemon wreath adorned with yellow polka dot ribbon made by committee member Kay Howell.
This mother and daughter duo, Fran Knotts and Dawn Katko, served the most delicious fettuccine. Unfortunately, I did not get a photo of all of our cooks that evening. But let me tell you that all the food was outstanding! Lamar produces great cooks in addition to football players!
Here’s my sister-in-law Jean Windham with our table’s arrangement in the recently PAINTED WOODEN FIRKIN BUCKET.
We had over 300 people in attendance, and I think it’s safe to say that everybody had a good time! The golf tournament the next day was a huge success as well. There were 20 teams entered, and the winning team was the Lamar United Methodist Men.
This was our 15th year for the Lamar Silver Fox Tournament of Champions. It was another huge success and we look forward to next year.