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Published: May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Starlight Golf Scramble is June 2

MILLERSBURG -- Pomerene Hospital's Health Foundation is hosting the 17th annual Starlight Golf Scramble at Fire Ridge Golf Course on Friday, June 2.

The event is a unique 9-hole golf scramble played in the dark. The course will be laid out with luminaries and glow-in-the-dark golf balls and lighted flag pins.

Due to increasing interest of teams, pre-registration and payment is required to guarantee your spot for this event. The first 15 teams paid in advance will be guaranteed a starting time.

Following the event, a box dinner will be served and the "Traveling Trophy" will be awarded for the first-place team along with the skins game and raffle prize.

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Support of the Pomerene Health Foundation's 17th Annual Starlight Scramble will give back to the hospital and community through health-care scholarships, nursing scholarships, education and training programs, medication funds and purchase of equipment.

The cost of a four-man team is $140. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 24. The sponsorship deadline is May 20.

The event will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Registration that night begins at 7:45 p.m. and instructions will be given out at 8:45 p.m.

For more information on this event, or to register a team or become a sponsor, please call the Pomerene Health Foundation at 330-674-1584, ext. 1100.

Police memorial planned

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MILLERSBURG -- To recognize the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in service during 2016, the public is invited to attend the annual Holmes County Peace Officer Memorial Service on May 19.

The 2 p.m. ceremony, coordinated by representatives from the Millersburg Police Department, the Holmes County Sheriff's Office and the Wooster Post of the State Highway Patrol, will be held on the lawn of the Holmes County Courthouse.

It will include a backdrop of law enforcement cruisers, which will line Monroe and East Jackson streets, light bars flashing, in an attempt to draw attention to the service and the lives lost.

"This service is important for us to remember and pay our respects to not only the fallen officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but to also show our appreciation to those who have served and are currently serving," said Capt. Brad Conn, of the Millersburg Police Auxiliary, noting the program is expected to last about 30 minutes.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be in the Holmes County Common Pleas Courtroom, located on the third floor of the courthouse.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.


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