I’ve never really understood the appeal of using a long metal stick, with a larger metal piece on the end, to smack a little white ball across acres of manicured grass in order to eventually knock that ball into a little cup in the ground.
It may be because the few times that I tried golf, I either only managed to move the ball a few feet off the tee or I just completely missed it. I imagine that with some practice, I might have done better, but I just didn’t have the drive — pun intended. Now, invite me out for a game of putt-putt, and I’ll be right there. Something about the challenge of trying to drop the ball into the cup while avoiding little windmills and other obstacles draws me in.
For anyone who does enjoy a round of golf, especially if it happens to be a fundraiser, then Woodmore Local Schools invites you to participate in the second annual Camp Wildcats Golf Scramble.
Camp Wildcats is a weeklong day camp offered to students in Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in the Woodmore School District who qualify for special education services. The camp combines fun and learning along with recreational and educational activities for the students.
The theme for this year’s camp is “Just Roll With It.” Activities will include arts and crafts, projects, experiments, and field trips to the Toledo Zoo, the Woodville Pool, local farms, and area nature attractions.
The golf scramble will be a shotgun start at 8 am June 18 at Hidden Hills Golf Course, 4900 CR 16. The cost to participate is $260 per team or $65 per individual. There will be a 50/50 raffle, drawing prizes, and lunch is included. The deadline to register has been extended to Saturday. There is a limit of 30 teams.
The school is also looking for sponsors for both the camp and the golf scramble. For more information, contact Woodmore Middle School Principal Kevin Ball at 419-862-1070 ext. 2020 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Reading Challenge
School is out for summer and our local libraries are gearing up for the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s collaborative theme for libraries across the country is “Oceans of Possibilities,” which is the theme for the programs at Birchard Public Libraries in Woodville, Fremont, Gibsonburg, and Green Springs as well as the Harris-Elmore Library and its branch in Genoa .
Summer reading programs are designed to encourage children to continue reading during summer vacation in order to retain or improve upon their current reading skills. In addition to the reading challenges for elementary students, the libraries also have challenges for preschoolers, teens and tweens, and adults. Each program includes prizes for reading either a specific number of books or a certain number of hours.
In addition to the reading challenges, the libraries have a wide variety of programs on their calendars for all ages. Programs include story times, weekly craft activities, and so much more.
For more information about the reading challenge at all four branches of Birchard Public Library, visit birchard.beanstack.org. For programs offered this summer, check birchard.org/calendar.
For more information about the reading challenge and programs at the Elmore and Genoa libraries, visit harriselmorelibrary.org/summer-reading.
The reading challenges for both library systems can also be accessed via the Beanstack app on mobile devices.
Woodville United Methodist Church invites the community to a potluck lunch after the worship service on Sunday. Bring a dish to share and drinks for your family. The church will provide cold cuts for sandwiches, water, coffee, and lemonade. The potluck will be at 11:45 am until 1 pm at the church, 201 West First St.
Contact Rene Dix at 419-307-0914 or via email at email@example.com.