Chamber mini-golf tourney is Sept. 11

By on September 5, 2018

Participants prepare to tee off for last year’s annual Manheim Chamber Mini-Golf Tournament. Shown (left to right) are Daryl Brown, Town and Country Realty; Justin Brubaker, APEX Advertising; Jim Kreider, BR Kreider & Son; and Katie Rushanan, Identicard. (Submitted image)

Manheim Chamber’s fourth annual mini-golf tournament will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at The Shack Restaurant & Mini-Golf Course, 662 Oak St., Manheim. The rain date is Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Fittingly, the event will benefit Manheim’s first responders.

“This is the fourth year for the mini-golf tournament, but the second year that we’ll donate funds to first responders,” said Kelly Lauver, administrative coordinator for the chamber. “They give so much to our community, it’s great that we can do something to benefit them.”

Format for the tournament is a scramble format with best ball play. Cost is $20 per player or $75 per foursome and includes snacks and dinner.

Lauver said this year she and Lisa Alcala, who owns The Shack with her husband, Ray, came up with some different activities at several of the holes. One hole will feature a trivia contest. Another will feature cornhole. While yet another will feature bowling-instead of hitting the ball, it will be rolled like a bowling ball.

“It should be a really fun afternoon,” Lauver said.

“Mini-golf is a great fundraiser and a wonderful event for corporate groups,” Alcala added. “It’s easy to modify the holes to meet the specific needs of each group.”

Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including team spirit, hole-in-one, and lowest score achieved by a team. A traveling trophy crafted by the artisans at Manheim’s Stiegel Glassworks 1976 will also be presented. Last year the trophy was presented to the Manheim Borough Police Department team.

For more information, or to register or sponsor a tee, contact Lauver at 717-665-6330 or via email: Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 7.

Honoring first responders

In addition to the chamber’s event, Alcala said The Shack also plans to honor first responders throughout the month of September. Each Wednesday, the restaurant hosts Give Back Wednesday, with five percent of food sales (excluding specials) donated to a designated Manheim organization that changes weekly. However in September the recipients will be first responders.

For more information about The Shack, visit or its Facebook page.

Rochelle Shenk is a correspondent for the Lititz Record Express. She welcomes your comments and questions at

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