The Perry Golf and Country Club started its week of centennial celebrations Thursday with a poignant and often humorous slideshow presentation by longtime member Larry Meacham.
The members all agreed the delicious luncheon that followed the presentation, prepared by Linda and Steve Adams and Michelle and Steve Wilkening, was superb.
The PGCC honored Louis and Doris Henson as the club’s eldest members. Jim Haas was congratulated for holding the longest club membership at 71 years. Wilma Collins was a close second with her 70-year membership.
Pat Blaker and Donna Carlisle were recognized for sharing the longest golfing partnership.
A number of lucky members were remembered for having snared holes-in-one, including Rhonda Buchanan, who has had a virtually miraculous five holes-in-one.
Meacham’s presentation was complemented by a booklet produced by Denise Niebuhr with further background on the club’s 100-year history.
The members thanked the 100th anniversary planning committee of Sandy Pennington, Sue Leslie, Sherry Hill and Vicki Lage for bringing about the wonderful event, with helpful assistance from Lori Seeley, Niebuhr and Meacham.
A couples tournament is slated for Friday, followed by a dinner with members and guests. Saturday brings a family picnic for current and past members 11 a.m. Saturday, with activities in and around the pool available for the youngsters.
Later on Saturday, a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. will precede a dinner and program for current and past members and guests. A group photo will be taken before the 6:30 p.m. dinner. Dancing to the DJ’s sounds will follow.
A memorial tournament is scheduled for Sunday, honoring past members Lois Worrell and Ron Reitz. The tournament is open to the public, and signups are still open by calling the Club at 515-465-3852.
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