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Golf Tournament is big success despite weather

AGAWAM The Agawam Small Business Assistance Center (ASBAC) presented their first golf tournament at St. Anne's Country Club in Agawam on June 7th.

Despite the torrential downpours and whipping winds, registered golfers came out and showed their support by playing the nine hole shotgun scramble. The rain never let up throughout the afternoon, but players did not seem to mind as they continued to shot pars and birdies throughout the day.

"We appreciate the commitment of the golfers, and their support of our

efforts," ASBAC past president, Cindy Ayre said. "The fact that everyone showed up except for four, says a lot to the board of directors and the volunteers on the importance of the ASBAC in this region."

After the golf tournament guests, the ASBAC volunteers and golfers were treated to a wonderful dinner in the St. Anne's banquet hall that was catered by EB's restaurant. A raffle was held with prizes donated from area retailers and businesses. The Gold Sponsor for the event was American Home Mortgage Company of Agawam.

ASBAC also gave out certificates of recognition to those businesses that have contributed to the center over the past four and one half years. United Bank, WMECO, The Agawam Chamber of Commerce, John's Trucking, Olympic Manufacturing Co. and the Woronoco Charitable Foundation were among those that attended to receive their awards.

"We are looking forward to next year's tournament" commented Dick Bloomstrom of Canary Bloomstrom Insurance. "We had a lot of fun despite the rain," Debra Boronski, Vice President of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce said.

Most of the players admitted they had a good time, but they all agreed that they would hope for better weather next year.