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Wings golf tourney ready to take off

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By Deej Koebbe

Just down the road apiece Preservist Bud Haedike, vice president of Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, is promoting a campaign to raise funds to build an aviation museum which will preserve the history of military aviation, honor our veterans, and generate revenue at Dunnellon Airport.

The Wings of Freedom is having its annual golf tournament fundraiser at Spruce Creek Golf Course, on State Road 200, three miles southwest of C.R. 484, on Saturday, May 31.

The format is a modified scramble. Enjoy coffee and donuts at 7:15 and tee time is 8 a.m. – $100 cash prize for closest to the pin on hole 11. Entry fee is $55, pass holders $30; includes cart, prizes ee other par-3s, airplane ride, or cash.

Entry deadline is Saturday, May 24. Make checks out to WOFAM c/o Bud Haedike, and mail to 11316 S.W. 139th Place, Dunnellon, FL. For more information, call 873-0882.

Bud is a longtime member of WOFAM, formerly Yankee Air Force. He is a veteran of WW II, serving with the Army Air Corps as a togglier/ bombardier, flying 26 combat missions in a B-17 bomber.

He explains that bombardiers used a Norton bomb sight to achieve precision bombing of specific targets. For “pattern bombing” of other sites the formation keyed its drop on the lead bomber. When the lead plane opened its bomb doors the others did the same and “toggled” their bombs when the lead bombardier dropped his load on the target.

Hole in One

Irv Zodrow got his first hole in one on the par-3, 11th hole at Spruce Creek Preserve Golf Club. The 84-year-old golfer used his 7-iron to find the cup that was 140 yards from the tee box.

This event was witnessed by Joseph Faria and Frank Vermillon, both from Spruce Creek Preserve, and by Chuck George from Hernando. The odds of getting a hole in one for the amateur is 1 in 12,750, for the professional it is 1 in 3,756.

Here is but a smidgen of the doin’s out our way.

Community Advisory – Progress Energy is in the process of doing transformer repairs and will be removing and adding soil in the areas of S.W. 115th and 140th Streets.

May 16 – Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share, plates and utensils. Coffee, iced tea and rolls furnished. The Cherrywood Songbirds will entertain. Sign up in foyer, $1 donation per person.

May 17 – Aristocrats present a Spring Fling dance party. Bring a dish to share. Dance with Jeannie from 7 to 10 p.m. Special pricing $1 per person, BYOB.

May 26 – Join fellow preserve residents and the Preserve Military Club for a special salute to our veterans on Memorial Day. Part of our program is a special tribute to all deceased veterans in the immediate family of SCP residents (spouse, parent, son, daughter, grandparent, grandson, granddaughter, sister or brother) who served in any branch of military service. For those wishing to participate in this tribute, please complete an information form and return to the Community Center office prior to May 16. Sponsored by Preserve Military Club. See Frank Thomas for more information.

Recycle newspaper in paper bags or tied in bundles with twine. Rinse aluminum cans, remove tabs and bag both for recycling. Contact your favorite member of the On the Level Club for pick up and time. All proceeds go to Shriners children’s hospitals.

Bingo every Tuesday evening for Preservists and overnight guests. Cards are on sale 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Games start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Pilates cancelled until further notice due to lack of participation. See Flo Fifield.

Thursday line dancing cancelled until September. Watch Channel 12 for return date, or see Jeanie or Babette Sparling.

Till next time, God be willing and the creek don’t rise.

Deej and her husband, Joe, live in Spruce Creek Preserve. To submit news items or announcements leave notices in her library cubby or call her. The Koebbes are listed in the Preserve phone directory.