The Connestee Falls Ladies 9 Hole Golf League held a fundraiser and made a generous donation to the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas.

Connestee Falls Ladies Golf league president Judy Merrifield wrote for her neighborhood newsletter: “On August 10th the CF Ladies 9 Hole Golf League sponsored a fundraiser to benefit one our own city’s gems, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. The day didn’t pan out as we expected due to a downpour of rain the night before. But as usual, we came together and had a fun time up in the Clubhouse Cherokee Room.

Veterans share their stories

“Our guest veterans shared stories of their lives in the service as well as life after. Team-building games were played with Kathy Berry being our ringleader and a few board games were introduced. Raffle tickets were sold with some very nice prizes being won during lunch. Conversation flowed throughout the room. Overall, we raised a total of $2000. A check was presented at the museum the following Friday.

“If you have never taken the time to browse through this particular museum, I highly recommend it. It is a travel through our country’s history through the eyes of those who made all our freedoms possible. You will hear the stories from those who can tell it with knowledge and compassion in their souls. You will leave with a humbled heart and a sense of gratitude for all of those who have sacrificed for our country. This is history you can’t learn from a textbook.”

The Connestee Falls Ladies Golf League raises $2000

Representing all the golfers on August 18, Judy Merrifield, Jaynie Whitcomb, Lynn Reeves, and Michelle Slatkow presented their check to veterans and volunteers at the museum. This is the second year the golf club has selected the Veterans History Museum to receive the money they raise. The golfers explained why: “Brevard is fortunate to have this wonderful museum. We bring our children and grandchildren here when they visit. You don’t learn this in school.”

For a group tour, to purchase an Honor Wall plaque to honor your veteran, or more information,
please call 828-884-2141.