A sense of community rarely seen
To the Editor:
Recently we lost a gentleman who was a reach-out and do-something person, he acted not on being asked, but from what he saw was needed. He carried with him fairness, a sportsman, a competitor; he was a person that made you glad that he was with you.
From another tradition, and the ever-evident care of the Harbor Club community, "The Stan Harris" was born. Stan’s faithful bubble-shafted, copper-colored driver was mounted in a shadow box. It is the symbol that recognizes the qualities of true fellowship. Beginning with 2008 a person was named at our Sleepy Hollow outing as its holder for the year. He in turn will appoint the 2009 holder.
We are attempting to both remember, and to do some good deed for a local need. Golf is our past time and some time pleasure. Bragging rights being part of the game allowed us to conjure up this format for a competition.
A charity event is being planned with stroke play over 18 holes. Each of us has a handicap, that handicap is your deduction from the individual score you shoot. The subtraction leaves you with a final number of points, say it is 80, you will then write a check for $0.50 per point or $40.00 to the cause the holder of "The Stan Harris" has chosen.
The event will be on Sunday, April 26 with a 1 p.m. shotgun. The cause this year will be the restoration on the Browning Family home. They are a family with children that have an extreme need caused by medical problems. For more information on this family go to: www.homeforthebrownings.com/ . Please call (404) 630-8677 for more information. This year’s choice will bring to light the true definition of A Sense of Community.
Paul Lelong, Mike Dawkins and Jack Ledyard
PRINTED IN THE APRIL 23, 2009 EDITION