Porter goes the distance

Porter Johnson outdid the competition at the recent MacKenzie Camp Golf Tournament at the Salmon Arm Golf & Country Club.

Porter raised the largest sum of money for the tournament, bringing the total raised that day to a record $5,400.

“We are very proud of Porter, who was our youngest golfer — way to go,” said Lorraine Powell, treasurer with the MacKenzie Camp Society.

The funds raised go towards sending children to camp, employing young people for the summer and the operation of the camp.

“Despite being rained out about half way through the tournament, the day was a huge success,” said Powell. “The horn sounded during a deluge of rain with thunder and lightning, requiring 25 golfers to scramble for shelter.”

The MacKenzie Camp board would like to extend a big thank you to all of the hardy golfers and sponsors for their participation.

“As well, a huge thanks to the merchants who donated prizes:  Enderby Jewelers, Gilbert’s Auto, Gem Set Studios, the Howard Johnston Inn, the Salmon Arm Golf & Country Club, Enderby Auto Body, Central Hardware, Case Furniture, the Enderby Credit Union, and a campership for a week at camp donated by MacKenzie Camp,” said Powell. “We hope to see all of you at camp in the near future.”

MacKenzie Camp is operated by the United Church of Canada and is located east of Enderby on Mabel Lake.

For more information, please call 250-838-6293.


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