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By Carole Howard
Special to The SUN
Checklists and last-minute tasks are being completed by members of the Pagosa Springs Women’s Golf Association (PSWGA) for its 2014 Pine Cone Classic charity golf tournament to be held at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club on Tuesday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 9. The tournament’s charity this year is Habitat for Humanity, which is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in Archuleta County by building and repairing simple, decent, affordable homes for families in need.
Thanks to generous women golfers from across the Four Corners and contributions from remarkable local businesses, over the past eight years, the Pine Cone Classic has raised more than $63,000 for different Pagosa nonprofits, including EMS, Meals on Wheels, Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program, Archuleta County Education Center, Seeds of Learning, Creative Outreach Charitable Organization, Loaves and Fishes, and LASSO.
The 2014 Pine Cone organizing committee is Lynne McCrudden (chair), Kay Crumpton, Carole Howard, Kathy McBane, Kay McKee and Julie Pressley.
Theme of the tournament is Boot Scootin’ Boogie. The organizers promise bling and several fun surprises on the course and at the social events. Traditionally, the tournament draws as many as 100 women from around the Four Corners.
Tim Sullivan and his Narrow Gauge band will perform country and pop music for the golfers at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts at the tournament’s signature dinner and silent auction July 8, after which the dance floor will be opened to the public at 7 p.m. as the PSWGA give back to the Pagosa Springs community.