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    Bushkill Golf Event Becoming a Summer Tradition
  • "Go play golf. Go to the golf course. Hit the ball, Find the ball. Repeat until the ball is in the hole. Have fun. The end." — Chuck Hogan.
  • By Debbie Kulick

    Posted Jul. 24, 2014 at 8:51 AM
    Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM 

    "Go play golf. Go to the golf course. Hit the ball, Find the ball. Repeat until the ball is in the hole. Have fun. The end." — Chuck Hogan.
    The annual Bushkill Emergency Corps Golf Tournament takes place the morning of Aug. 4 at Country Club of the Poconos. In its sixth year, the tournament has become a staple in the events calendar for the organization.
    The tournament is scramble style with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and registration begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $85 per player, those with a foursome may add a tee or green sponsorship for an additional $50. A continental breakfast is provided and the event ends with a buffet lunch, prizes, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds support Bushkill Emergency Corps and its operations serving Middle Smtihfield and Lehman townships as well as parts of both Smithfield and Price Townships.
    Designed by renowned architect Jim Fazio, the CCP course is a championship mountain-style venue where more than 40 acres of wetlands provide sanctuary for thousands of birds as well as exciting tests for the golfer. Measuring 5,902 yards from the back tees, it challenges even the longest hitters.
    Knowing that golfers of all skill levels enjoy such a tournament, the course offers four sets of tee boxes so players of all skill levels can relax and have an enjoyable round. Those of us who are not truly serious golfers will enjoy both getting out of the office for the beautiful scenery and supporting a good cause at the same time.
    Any business can become a tee or green sponsor for $75. Program ads cost $25. Silver and Gold sponsorships are also available. Silver sponsorship includes two golfers, tee signage and all ads for $250. Gold sponsorship covers four golfers, tee signage, all ads and special recognition in the program.
    Door prize donations are also welcome and certainly make the event so much better. For more information, visit bushkillemergencycorps.com or call either Dennis of Kathleen Farrelly at 570-656-3741 or call the Bushkill Emergency office at 570-223-1906.


Many to thank for successful Bushkill Emergency Corps golf outing

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Bushkill Emergency Corps recently had ideal weather and plenty of warm smiles for its fifth annual golf tournament at Fernwood Resort's course.

The golfers made the fun day another great success for the corps. Participation from residents and those who traveled in to play was outstanding and deeply appreciated. To have a day like this needs tremendous community support as well as expert help from Fernwood's management and staff.

Certainly no golf tournament is complete without that car offered for a hole-in-one. This year's sponsor for the hole-in-one car was Ray Price Cars, celebrating 100 years of business. No one won the Ford Fusion lease, but there were many hopefuls driving shots down the fairways.

Goodies in the tent

A special surprise awaited golfers as they wound their way along the course: a tent with plenty of snacks, water and giveaways sponsored and staffed by Lehigh Valley Healthcare Network's Med Evac helicopter service.

Donations for the goodie bags came from St. Luke's University Healthcare Network, The Dreher Agency, the Farrelly Family and Regina Farms. All golfers also had the opportunity to get a look at the full list of sponsors and door prize donors in the published program, donated by Better Homes and Gardens/Wilkins & Associates.

Of course winning is never far from golfers' thoughts, and, yes, there were winners here, too.

The winners for the day were:

  • First place at 15 under par — Haley, Sisco, Houghtaling, Dunkleburg,
  • Second place at 10 under based on match of cards — Natosi, Black, Morgan and King and the other is LeFebvre, LeFebvre, Uzialko and Lutz.
  • Most honest (at 6 over) — Bolger, Farrelly, Farrelly and Mahoney
  • Closest to pin — Josh Lutz
  • Longest drive — Men: Mark Morgan. Ladies: Kathleen Farrelly, followed by Kris Lefebvre


Although some were acknowledged as winners, everyone won with the support they gave to the Bushkill Emergency Corps.

Thanking the sponsors

Those of us who regularly do fundraising know the importance of support from businesses and the community. Without that, the day would not be special.

Thanks go to tee and green sponsors and program sponsors: State Rep. Rosemary M. Brown, Summit Physical Therapy, Lehman Township Supervisors, Middle Smithfield Township Supervisors, Vigon International, Eagle Village POA, Shawnee Medical Group, RGB Custom Builders and East Stroudsburg Savings Association Bank & Trust.

Also: PNC Bank, Suburban EMS, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bushkill Falls, Regina Farms Garden Center, Republic First National, ECCO Communications, Four Seasons Restaurant & Diner/Panda's Pub Sports Bar, Jack and Kathy Bernier, NEPA Appraisals, Dennis Farrelly & the Farrelly Family, and Eastern Monroe Leasing & Training Inc.

Thanks also to Jiffy Lube/Stroudsburg, the Dreher Agency, Middle Smithfield Township Supervisors Annette Atkinson and Mike Dwyer and to Eastern Alarm Systems.

Aside from those prizes earned on the course, many participants left with door prizes from local businesses and individuals that included Custom Import Performance, Country Club of the Poconos, Shawnee Inn Golf Resort, Garris' Log Cabin, Holy Guacamole, Weis Markets, Wawa, Pocono Farms Country Club Association, Pocono Snake & Animal Farm and Regina Farms.

Also: Pizzaro's, Perkins Restaurant, the Tom X Inn, State Rep. Rosemary M. Brown, Alaska Pete's Roadhouse Grill, the Bushkill Inn & Conference Center, Big A Grillhouse, the Bushkill Group, Petrizzo's Italian Restaurant and Sky's the Limit.

And finally: Lehman Township Board of Supervisors Chairman John Sivick, Eastern Monroe Leasing & Training Inc., Pub 570, Landmark Restaurant, Price Chopper Supermarket, Lewis' True Value, Lesley's Salon, Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke's University Health Network, Great Bear Golf & Country Club, The Dreher Agency, the Farrelly Family and an anonymous donor.

Thanks go out, too, to those volunteers who donated their time to the many days before and the day of the event, including Joe Ciccone, Judy Ciccone, Joe Bolger, Jessica Brooks, Barbara Kulick and the committee.

Ir proved to be a great day, good times and successful support for the folks who are there 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help whenever and wherever they are needed.








Salute to many who made Bushkill EMS golf outing such a success

The following article appeared in The Pocono Community New on August 24, 2012 written by Deb Kulick:


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DEBBIE KULICK Something to Think About

The following article appeared in The Pocono Community New on August 24, 2012 written by Deb Kulick:

Late August and thoughts of school days ahead will soon replace the summer fun, but certainly not end the memories of memorable times and especially great times that made a difference. Earlier this month golfers took to the fairways and greens of Country Club of the Poconos for the fourth annual Bushkill Emergency Corps' Golf Tournament.