Etcetera - 08/15/11

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The Milton-Freewater Rotary Club Golf Tournament will tee up on Sept. 11 at the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course, 301 Catherine St.

A shotgun start for the four-person scramble format will begin at 1 p.m. Dinner will be at the golf course at 5 p.m. There is a $30 entry fee per person. Greens fees are $23.25 per person ($16.50 for seniors), and $25 for cart rental. There are lap prizes on every hole and a $10,000 Hole-In-One prize.

Proceeds go toward scholarships and other Rotary projects that benefit the community. For more information, contact George Gillette, golf course manager, at 541-938-7284.

When Milton-Freewater Rotary members met on Aug. 9, they enjoyed hearing from the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Court: Queen Taylor Skramstad, Princesses Kendra Torrey and Joycelin Munden.

Rotary member Chris Burlingame and Debbie Scudder are advisors for the group. Chris provided a powerpoint presentation that looked at court members as they grew up. .

The 2010 court participated in 74 separate events and this year is no less strenuous, Chris said.

From initial interviews and selection in late 2010 to the last event in September 2011, it's a blur of lunches, parades, riding events, demonstrations and other activities.

Court members often had to be ready for parades, be early for pictures and judging, and take long parade rides followed by more public relations events.

Taylor wore the court's parade attire that garnered second place in Joseph, Ore., in July. The Pioneer Posse Court took first place in Union, Dayton, Athena and Weston. A junior at Walla Walla High School this fall, Taylor rides horse Cash .

Milton-Freewater resident Kendra modeled the group's luncheon attire at Rotary. She rides horse Lucy. Once the courts events are completed, she will moved to Boise. She plans to attend Boise State University.

Joycelin, of Touchet, sported the court's riding attire and rides Jack. She plans a career in psychology.

The Court just participated in the Umatilla County Fair in Hermiston. Coming up are the Muddy Frogwater Festival, Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days and Pendleton Round-up. The court will also be stationed at the Milton-Freewater booth during the Oregon State Fair on Aug. 29.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.


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