Grasonville VFD golf tour­ney fundraiser resched­uled Oct. 17

Record Observer - - Community - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

GRASONVILLE — The del­uge of rain Mon­day, Sept. 19, forced Grasonville Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment to post­pone its fundrais­ing golf tour­na­ment. The new date for the tour­na­ment is Mon­day, Oct. 17, still at Prospect Bay Coun­try Club.

Or­ga­niz­ers aren’t dis­cour­aged by the post­pone­ment. They said this is an op­por­tu­nity for more teams to sign up to par­tic­i­pate.

The cost is $125 per per­son, $450 per four­some. The fire de­part­ment is only equipped to take cash and checks, but the tour­na­ment has an Eventbrite link and peo­ple can reg­is­ter there us­ing a credit card.

The tour­na­ment will be­gin with a shot­gun start at 9 a.m. in a four-per­son scram­ble for­mat. Prizes will be awarded for first-, sec­ond- and third-place teams, as well as clos­est to the pin and a hole-in-one con­test, said Fire Chief Ja­son An­thony.

Lunch and beer are pro­vided, along with cash bar, raf­fles and door prizes.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact golf chair­man Tom Shea­han at Tshea­han02@ aol.com or call 410-8278100.

“Money raised goes to­ward the the build­ing fund,” An­thony said.

The Grasonville Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment was founded in 1958, and the cur­rent fire­house is the only one it has known.

Last year, the ar­chi­tec­tural firm of Manns Wood­ward Stu­dios in Bal­ti­more cre­ated a con­cept draw­ing of what a new Grasonville fire­house might look like. It would be about 18,00019,000 square feet, com­pared with about 6,000 square feet in the ex­ist­ing fire­house.

The cost for the new fire house is es­ti­mated at $4 mil­lion, An­thony said. So far, they have about $450,000 in the build­ing fund. They’d like to get $1 mil­lion to $1.5 mil­lion in the bank to be­gin look­ing at fi­nanc­ing.

Fundrais­ing is pretty much on­go­ing, he said. Af­ter the golf tour­na­ment, the fire de­part­ment will hold its an­nual Bull and Oys­ter Roast from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at VFW Post 7464, 203 VFW Ave., Grasonville. The menu in­cludes all-you-can-eat fried oys­ters, oys­ters on the half shell, beef and beer. Tick­ets are $40 per per­son. For tick­ets call Phyl­lis Black at 443-239-9544 or the fire­house at 410-827-8100.

TOM SHEA­HAN

JA­SON AN­THONY SR.

PHYL­LIS BLACK

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