Mini Golf at the Library?

fundraiser in Chippewa Falls will let you swing inside

Barbara Arnold

With the warm-up in weather experienced recently, don’t your thoughts just turn to … golf? Well, now you can cure the cabin fever that starts to set in about the third weekend in February. FORE! Grab your chip and wedge, and maybe an iron or two, and head over to the Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St., for its first-ever CHIP-Shot Mini Golf fundraiser Feb. 19-21. In addition to the golf, there will be cash raffles and food and drink concessions. And by all means, dress up if you wish as your favorite characters from the movie Caddyshack, or as your favorite golfer, super hero, or princess. The library will be transformed into a mini-golf course with nine holes sporting different themes ranging from Caddyshack, Night at the Movies, Cooking, Music, Sports, and Wisconsin Badgers. Probably the most challenging hole will go from the second floor to the ground level. Who’ll get a hole in one there? Members of the Glacier’s End District Boy Scouts, which encompasses Chippewa Falls, Clark and Taylor counties, are helping make the mini-golf course happen. Adult volunteers include Dan Dienger, Eric Huebler, Jay Jones, Tracy Killmer, and Brent Mueller. The fundraiser will help purchase furniture for the young adult section of the library. The current furniture dates all the way back to 1969. “We hope to raise enough funds to buy modern library furniture to provide more comfort, and hopefully accommodate technology, too,” shared Joe Niese, director of the library.

CHIP-Shot Mini Golf Fundraiser • Friday. Feb. 19, 6-9:30pm; Saturday, Feb. 20, 3-9:30 pm; and Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-5 pm • Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls • $4 for students, $5 for adults, $20 for families • (715) 723-1146 • •  •

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