Wilton Library held its first-ever family “Mini Golf Fundraiser presented by Bankwell” last Saturday, Jan. 20, and from the looks of it, a fun time was had by all. Library officials report that at least double the amount of people who usually come to Wilton Library on a Saturday came to the library, including hundreds of players and even more onlookers.
Children, teens, couples and parents watched and played the 18-hole course set up throughout the library. Each of the holes was sponsored by a local business or organization. The sponsors included: Au Pair in America, Bruce Bennett Nissan, Caraluzzi’s, Golf Performance Center, Granite Group Advisors, Higgins Group, Hoffman Landscapes, Kiwanis Club of Wilton, Lambert Orthodontics, Lang’s Pharmacy, The Pilates Advantage, Realty Seven, Rob Sanders Architects, Sola Salon Studios, Wilton Dental Associates, Wilton Family Eye Care, Wilton Hardware, and Wilton Meadows/The Greens at Cannondale.
In-kind sponsors were Karen Morneau Photography, River Road Gallery, Silvermine Golf Club, South Wilton Veterinary Group and Wilton Rotary. Title sponsor was Bankwell, Club House sponsor was Silver Spring Country Club and 19th Hole sponsor was Anytime Fitness. Media sponsors were Wilton Magazine and GOOD Morning Wilton.
Robin Axness, development director for Wilton Library said that the fundraiser far exceeded all expectations.
“We were delighted that people of all ages were able to enjoy themselves for a few hours on a winter’s day; and they kept commenting about all the things the library has to offer that they never knew as they were playing through the holes.”