The 2019 Golf Cart Fundraiser is off and running. In 2018, we were given 3,000 tickets to sell. Even though it has never been done before, (NBDB) we sold out. This was a combined effort of all of our great volunteers. It was a super effort, even though we lost 2 days of Spring SOS due to storms and all of Fall SOS due to a hurricane. But enough of 2018. This year, the Board has decided to increase the number of tickets to 3,200. Because we were able to get the cart and the tickets earlier this year, we have already sold 372 tickets. A huge event for us this year was the brunch. With the purchase of 4 tickets, you were entered to win a world-famous carrot cake baked by Lori Setzer. We had 27 entries. Because of the success of this event, we are doubling down at this year’s Oyster Roast. If you buy 4 golf cart tickets, you will be entered to win one of two cakes; a carrot cake or a strawberry cake.
Remember, the Golf Cart Fundraiser helps pay for all of our events (Brunches, Oyster Roast, Christmas Dinner etc.). So please stop and see us at the Roast, buy 4 tickets, and be entered to win one of the cakes. If you can’t make the roast, we will be selling tickets at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. If every member would buy just one ticket, we would be 25% sold.
Finally, we hear all the time that “I don’t need a golf cart”. Please know that we have people lined up to buy it from you. It is a fully loaded cart with a retail value of $5,500.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Monica and Jim Palmieri
Lori and John Setzer
A little breezy, but otherwise a beautiful day for a parade! All of the cars were beautifully decorated in green as were the majority of the 65 participants. Numerous leprechauns, varieties of hair colors and snazzy hats were everywhere. We had 17 golf carts and one trailer as our St. Paddy’s day entry. The ODSC was well represented. 14,000 strands of beads were thrown to the thousands of people that lined the streets. This was the most crowded I have ever seen on the streets for a parade.
Many thanks to Bill and Diane Millman, who carried our banner in the parade. Special thanks to Rich and Karen Young for helping with logistics and set up for our parade. An extra special thanks you to my better half, Monica, for all the help and support.
If you have never participated in the parade, you should. The camaraderie and good times are abundant even if you do have to get up a little early. Our next parade will be the SOS parade.
There is still time to sign up and participate.
Hope to see all of you at the next parade.