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Kinger’s Krazy Golf wraps-up Legion Week

by Sylene Argent

On Saturday afternoon, a full roster of 80 golfers were prepared to tee-off in a nine-hole tournament at Royal Estate Golf Club, knowing this competition would be played with a twist.

  Every year, Kinger’s Krazy Golf Tournament sells out, due to its hilarious reputation. It is a fun event that challenges participants to play golf in a silly way, such as teeing off with a pirate patch over one eye, while sitting down, with a luck-of-the-draw club, or with a tennis racquet. Participants also had to putt with a tennis ball or with using a hammer.

  This event, followed by some live entertainment held back at the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) after the tournament, helped to wrapped-up a full roster of fun activities hosted over the course of Legion Week, which took place from September 16-22.

  Essex Legion employee, Marc “Kinger” Adams, hosts the special golf tournament event each year to wrap-up the local portion of Legion Week, which is designed to connect the community with the local organization that supports Veterans and youth-orientated activities.

  Legion Week kicked off the previous Sunday at the Essex Centre cenotaph, with a wreath-laying ceremony. Activities continued on throughout the week to engage community members so they could learn about the Legion and maybe even consider becoming a member.

  Adams said that the Essex Centre Legion Week’s Trivia Night was well attended and Friday’s Perch Dinner sold out. The local Legion also hosted dart, cribbage, and euchre tournaments.

  Coming up, the Essex Legion will host the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Essex Centre Cenotaph on November 11, which is always well attended. In recognition of the upcoming 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the Essex Legion is planning a multiple-day vigil in front of the cenotaph, leading up to the November 11 ceremony.

  It is hoped several volunteers will support the vigil by each standing in remembrance, for a one-hour duration, around the clock. The length of the vigil will be determined by the amount of people who volunteer.

  To sign up to be a part of the vigil, call the Essex Legion at  (519) 776-8247. 


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