NORTHPORT — The Holmes Greenhouse foursome from Belfast, which included Allen Holmes, Dennis Hart, Diana Leighton and Dale Leighton, emerged victorious among a field of 16 teams at the Belfast Rotary Club’s fundraiser and golf tournament on Saturday, June 5 at Northport Golf Club.

“The weather was perfect, the competition was fierce, and everyone had a wonderful time,” said Paul Doody, Rotary Club Golf Tournament Committee chairperson and Camden National Bank commercial loan officer. “We congratulate winning team members Allen Holmes, Dennis Hart, Diana Leighton and Dale Leighton.”

Second place in the tourney went to the team from A & L Energy — Alan Blood, Chad Otis, Cory Chase and Bill Farris — and third to the Law Offices of Lee Woodward Jr. — Lee Woodward, Phyllis Gaul, Ernie Woodward and Alex Carroll.

Paul Doody, back to camera, presents Allen Holmes, left, of the Holmes Greenhouse Team with the June 5 Belfast Rotary Club Golf Tournament first prize as long-time Rotary member Bryant Dutch, middle, looks on. Phil Carthage

Despite the event’s title, the Rotary Club did not raise funds through sponsorships this year. “Instead,” Doody said, “we used this annual event, unfortunately not held in 2020, to say ‘thank you’ to our many supporters and participants, with special thanks this year to Goldenrod Properties and Scott Hawthorne for making this year’s newspaper insert possible, and The First National Bank for sponsoring the tournament lunch. Next year’s event will continue a long history of raising money for Belfast Rotary to serve the people and organizations of our community. This year was just for fun.”

Belfast Rotary Club, founded in 1925 and approaching its centennial celebration, has nearly 70 members who meet in-person or by Zoom each Wednesday at noon and is one of the largest and most active Rotary clubs in Maine. The club raises funds year-round through activities such as the Belfast Harbor Fest, annual charitable golf tournament event, 5K road races and pancake breakfasts. Its community support includes donations to food pantries, holiday gifts to 150 children each December, $80,000 in scholarships to local college-bound high school students, and special donations as the need arises.

For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation in support of the Club’s year-round service programs, go to belfastrotary.org.

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