First National Bank, A. Gaudio and Sons, and Beardstown Main Street, announce the Sixth Annual River Rats Golf Classic to be held February 22, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Other sponsors include The Kitchen & Floor Shoppe, VFW 1239 Ladies Auxiliary and The Round House Center.
Three new businesses, On The River, 88 Bar & Grill and La Isla Tropical Restaurant will join Freight House 704, the Round House, Main Street Tap, Annie’s Sazarac, Beardstown Elks Club, Yesterday’s Cafe, Central Tavern, Fiesta Grande and the VFW in participating in the popular fundraising event.
The participating Beardstown pubs and eateries will be recruiting teams to enter the event. Each pub or eatery will host one hole of miniature golf. Teams consisting of up to four players who will be competing for prizes. The best nine holes of the day for each player will be counted. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers and for the best costumed team
Beardstown Main Street will provide shuttles for each of the teams traveling from the Elks Club to the Round House and from the Round House to Freight House 704. Entry forms for teams may be obtained at any of the participating establishments. Forms will also be available at the Beardstown Main Street office located at 121 East 2nd Street, 217-909-4228 or 217-320-2288, and at the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce office located at 101 W. 3rd Street in Beardstown.
Teams entering prior to February 16 will receive the official River Rats Classic Tee Shirt on or before the day of the event. Those teams entering after February 16 will receive their River Rats Classic Tee Shirt after the event. Entry fee is $25 per person and teams will consist of a maximum of four people.
This event will benefit Beardstown Main Street, Inc., a nonprofit 501-C-3 organization, which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Beardstown’s historic downtown area. They are promoting this event as part of their schedule of events for 2013.
Other events scheduled for the downtown area this year include Gospel in the Park, Brown Bag Lunch in the Park, Cruise In on the Square, A Taste of Beardstown, Merchants Halloween Trick or Treat refreshments and the Night Time Christmas Parade.
For more information on Main Street events, contact Dennis Reiley, Executive Director,
, 217-320-2288, or Bob Burget, Promotions Chairman, 217-323-3421.