The first annual Weston Volunteer Fire Department Golf Outing was held in early October at the Aspetuck Valley Country Club. The perfect fall weather highlighted the beautiful links and clubhouse setting.
The outing was conceived in part to raise community awareness for the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and also provide a method to raise money for the all-volunteer organization.
Eric Carter, committee chairman, said, “It was our goal to host a premier golf event in Weston where the department would have an opportunity to bring together its members with the town residents, friends and neighbors.”
This goal could not have been met without the consent of Carolyn Kepchar and the Aspetuck Valley Country Club. “Carolyn made the planning and execution of this outing manageable and the Club provided the implements to make the outing a success,” Mr. Carter said.
Financial support for the fire department’s outing came in the form of tee sponsorship and other contributions. Many local businesses and organizations generously contributed to the tournament.
“There was a ‘hole-in-one’ prize of a new 2013 Jeep provided for by Paul Garavel’s Georgetown Automotive Dealership and other opportunities to win prizes,” said Dave Burns, who coordinated sponsorship. “Many local businesses really stepped up with donations and prizes to help make this day become a reality,” Mr. Burns said.
The Weston Volunteer Fire Department and the Aspetuck Valley Country Club anticipate this tournament will carry on next year and for years to come. Curtis Gunn, fire department president, said, “Events such as these provide a wonderful forum to promote our fire department. Our goal was to raise awareness in our community and ‘show-off’ this all-volunteer organization.”
Due to the successful first year, the Weston Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold the second annual golf outing next October.