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Mother Nature can’t stop Hazelton Tournament success

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To The Editor:

The 26th annual Mike Hazelton Memorial Golf Tourney was held on June 28 at the Massena Country Club. Although Mother Nature was not on our side that day, the turnout was amazing. While three teams braved the conditions that morning to golf a full 18, another 25 teams played a makeshift 9 hole tourney due to conditions and the other 12 teams, showed up, paid and either stuck around or returned later for a wonderful buffet provided by the River Road Restaurant. In the end, we had a successful tourney whether golf happened or not. Another full house of mingling with from friends near and far and sharing and making more memories.

On behalf of the family of Mike Hazelton and the Scholarship Committee, we extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to all involved for making the 2013 Mike Hazelton Memorial Tournament another success.

We also thank our sponsors and individuals who have graciusly supported us over the years by sponsoring tees, teams, events and donating cash and prizes.

Tee sponsors: Massena Savings and Loan, Perras Excavating, St. Regis Nursing Home, Hoot Owl Enterprises, Hancock & Estabrook LLP, Costington’s, Benjamin News-Ed Murphy, North Country Agency, www.ibewlocal2032.com, Manley (Nationwide) Insurance, Alkie’s Liquor Store, Blevins Seaway Motors, Coles Creek Pine Boys - Scott Peets, Pottery Plus - Mike & Lisa Quenneville, Attorney Randy Peets, Laneuville’s, C2AE-Tim Burley, Dr. Maureen Daye, Pease & Gustafson, LLP, Tom Post State Farm, Paul Post Realty, TJ Maxx - Massena and Cindy’s Hair Place - Cindy Wood.

Thank you to the following for their cash donations and door prizes: Massena Savings and Loan, Ed Murphy, A. Cappione Inc., Manley Nationwide Insurance, Laneuville’s, Alkies, Zach Long-Winebow, Inc., Studio 162, Peets Jewelers, Massena Chamber of Commerce, JAC Tower, Zach Bogosian, Bogie’s Power Washing - Aaron Bogosian, Charlene Hazelton, Italian Affair, Mimi’s Italian Cookies & More - Toni Helmer, Rose Chilton - Appearances, Simply You, Highland Greens Golf Course - Harold Webb, Coach’s Corner, Tony & Margaret Polidoro, Bob & Spud Fredericks, Charlie Boots, Rick Ahlfeld, Chantal O’Shaughnessy, Vicky & Ike Bogosian.

We would like to thank Massena Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Cook - 1340 WMSA for the publicity, and Bob Beckstead at Courier Observer, Tom Siddon and the staff of the Massena Country Cub before, during and after the tourney, DeDe Cappione & Staff of the River Road Restaurant, Curt Wood of A. Cappione Inc. for tee signs, Vicky Bogosian, Kaleigh Zappia, and Julie Sharlow for registration coverage and family and friends who help pull this tourney together each year.

Congratulations to the 2013 scholarship recipient Kaleigh Zappia.

See you in 2014.

Kelly Hazelton Gordon

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