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FAMA Golf Tournament Draws Big Turnout

by J. Rossetti-Ford

Over 90 golfers participated in the annual Franklin Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA) Golf Tournament last Monday, October 5, at Goodwin Park. A generous portion of the proceeds from the event was donated to Village for Families & Children.

This year's winning foursomes were: first place (59) J. Manafort, M. Gentile, W. Rotiniak, D. Bono (59), second place (tie) J. Ragney, P. Ryan, T. DeMario, J. Bergamoski (61) and J. Highes, T. Luzzi, M. Emond, T. Walsh (61), closest to the pin A. Giammarco, longest drive on the 3rd hole, J. Hughes.

The FAMA golf banquet was held at the Chowder Pot. The major sponsors for the event were Mobil Eagle Corporation, USS Chowder Pot IV Restaurant, Local Labors Union 230, Fleet Bank, BankBoston, Realtors Collier, Dow, Condon, American Airlines and Hartley & Parker liquor distributors.

Several hundred door prizes were donated for the cause. Alan McKenzie the Executive Director of Our Piece Of the Pie (OPP) won a Planters Peanut Children's Automobile. OPP is a program of Southend Community Services, Inc., to provide Hartford area youth with year round part-time work and entrepreneurial experiences linked to their career interests. McKenzie donated this prize to the Southend Community Services Day Care Center.

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