Message from the General Manager
By Tim Richards
I thought that February was a busy month until I reflected on the month of March. February ended with the Jamboree and then we rolled into the Schooner Classic. Chef Tony and his staff more than stepped up to the occasion. The food for this event was unbelievable from the opening reception to the closing reception. I can’t tell you how many positive comments I received about the homemade granola bars. Chef Gayna Alves who works at Old Trail continues to amaze us with her culinary skills and creativity. A special thank you goes to Karen Marzulli who worked closely with Tony and Gayna on this event.
Congratulations to the winners of the Club Championship. Mary Thomas Ladies 18, Judy Barker Ladies 9, Ryan Howison Mens 18 and Rich and Teresa Price Mixed Golf. Golf is a different game when playing competitively.
I would like to thank Barry and Jean Anstine for bringing Tenor, Franco Corso to JL. We had a sold out event and the crowd clearly enjoyed the night as people were dancing between the tables and singing along.
The staff is gearing up for a busy upcoming two weeks. Starting with our premier event, The Beach Party, with over 450 reservations! Typically the Beach Party is our record night for attendance. Not this year, the party celebrating Fred Harkness’s 36 Years of Outstanding Leadership has grown to 650 reservations. What’s interesting to me is this only represents the people that could make it.
The big question being asked…“what do we do if it rains?” Well, the show must go on! Planning for an outdoor event of this size definitely requires a backup plan, and we have one. If there is a good chance of rain we will rent tents and set them up next to the Clubhouse. Whether it rains or a star lit sky, the evening is all about saying thank you to Fred and his family for all they have done for JL.
On the night Fred’s party, I encourage those of you who are driving to please car pool. We will be setting up valet service by the entrance to the Fitness & Tennis Center and will be transporting people by golf cart to the Clubhouse. If you need assistance due to a wheelchair or walker please let the valet attendant know when you arrive and we will make arrangements to have you dropped off at the entrance to the Clubhouse. For those of you that are coming by golf cart, all carts will be parked by the driving range. A separate parking area will be created on the 9th fairway for overflow parking.
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