Food & Drink

United Way Celebrates Tenth Annual Chili Open Golf Classic at the Sussex County Fairgrounds

c1b996679659d2cd8aa1_IMG_0362.JPG
The 10th Annual United Way Chili Open Golf Classic held in the conservatory building of the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Credits: Alley Shubert
961f9eb8b1f6480b645e_IMG_0363.JPG
Local vendors set up food buffet style during lunch at the 10th Annual United Way Chili Open Golf Classic. Credits: Alley Shubert
527b648ee345704d06a0_IMG_0369.JPG
The Newton Rotary Club prepares alcoholic drinks for the guests. Credits: Alley Shubert
524e47d1a2ed8827e4af_IMG_0371.JPG
Frank & Glenn perform live cover songs for the guests at the event. Credits: Alley Shubert
d50ea71634de1c55aa68_IMG_0374.JPG
Guests mingle and eat during the event. Credits: Alley Shubert
15af8347398f50028543_IMG_0375.JPG
A guest fills out her team's score during the event. Credits: Alley Shubert
061d2d003d322b457d32_IMG_0377.JPG
Guests eat and mingle in the coservatory building of the Sussex County Fairgrounds for the 10th Annual Chili Open Golf Classic. Credits: Alley Shubert
eb2a750590073ac768f6_IMG_0381.JPG
Sean Hyland of United Way poses for a photo. Credits: Alley Shubert
c1b996679659d2cd8aa1_IMG_0362.JPG

AUGUSTA, NJ - The United Way of Northern New Jersey celebrated its 10th annual Chili Open Golf Classic at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Red was the theme for the event with decorated table covers and balloons in the conservatory building of the fairgrounds. It was also the color of choice worn by most of the United Way staff members and volunteers who dedicated their time to participate in this outstanding event.
The event kicked off at 9 a.m. with a breakfast, and bagpipers played before the teams made their way on to the golf course.
 
Team members wore layers to keep themselves warm for the cold January weather, and used orange golf balls to see in the snow.
 

Cathy Kut, a volunteer for United Way said, “It is a lot of work setting up for an event like this."
 
“To prepare for the event the first thing we do is a group of United Way Board Members and volunteers go to the fair grounds and dig the holes for the course in the Fall before the ground freezes,” said Sean Hyland, a Resource Development Associate for United Way. “Then we get door prizes, tee signs and sponsorships from local companies. The day before the event, volunteers come to the fairgrounds and set up the course.”
 
“Sean [Hyland] did a really great job preparing the event,” reflected Kut.
 
“We could not do this without all of the volunteer support we get,” said Hyland. “The Vernon Rotary Club did the breakfast this year, Branchville Rotary did lunch, Newton Rotary ran the bar, and Wallkill Rotary provided free photos of the golfers.”
 
Food was set up buffet style and donated from the following companies: A G Pizza & Restaurant, American Legion Post 157, Art Delmonico, Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, Arthur & Friends, Bentley Assisted Family Living, Blue Ribbon on Culver Lake, Casa Bellsima, Chatterbox Drive-In, Condit Catering LLC, Costco, Dale’s Market, Dominick’s Pizza, Double Diner, Fratelli’s Italian Family Restaurant, Hampton Diner, Hayek’s Market, Holland American Bakery, Jumboland, Krave Café & Caterers, Lafayette House, Lou Tomasso, O’Reilly’s Pub & Grill, Papa-Roni’s Pizza & Restaurant, Pepsi, Pezzo Pizza, Riviera Maya, Selective Insurance, Sodexo & Chris Miola, Sheridan’s Restaurant & Tavern, Trinity Lounge, Upper Sports Deck Restaurant, Victoria Diner, Wal-Mart of Franklin, Walpack Inn, Wearhouse Clearance Center, Weis Markets of Franklin and Newton, and Yetters Diner.
 
The food consisted of numerous choices such as barbeque beef, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, chicken wings, and last but not least, chili.
 
Guests could get chicken, beef or even vegetable chili.
 
Several guests also raved over the root vegetable bisque served by Krave Café & Caterers saying how “great” it was.
 
Afternoon music was performed by Frank & Glenn who covered bands like Elton John and Simon & Garfunkel.
 
Glenn Lewis of the band is United Way Board Member, and also works for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. They both have performed at the fundraiser for the past 10 years.
 
“The first time I came here, I couldn’t believe how happy every one was,” said Jan Pasculli, volunteer for United Way.
 
The Alternative Press also learned something new from Elizabeth Morgan, a volunteer for United Way..
 
“Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden,” said Morgan. “That is where the word ‘golf’ derived from.”
 
A 50/50 and raffles were set up along the back side of the conservatory building with gifts such as: Two daily guest passes to Minerals Resort and Spa at Crystal Springs, $50 gift certificate to Ultima Hair Design & Spa, one free loaf of bread per month for one year from Panera Bread, brunch for two at Perona Farms, two anytime passes to Mountain Creek, three month membership to the Sparta Athletic Club, United Way basket of cheer including hard alcohol and chips, two tickets to see "Wicked" on Broadway sponsored by Clear Channel, a three month membership to the YMCA of Sussex County and a weekday foursome with lunch at The Mohawk House.
 
At 1:30 p.m., Kut made an announcement to all of the guests.
 
“Our first chili event was the brain of Barbara Miller,” said Kut as all the crowd cheered. “Over the course of nine years it has reached a course of 36 holes and has been played in all sorts of weather such as ice, sleet, rain, 18 inches of snow and so warm you all had to wear t-shirts. We have a committee that works really hard as well as our volunteers.”
 
The 2012-2013 donations to United Way of Northern New Jersey included the following: American Legion Auxiliary - Girl’s State Program, Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, Branchville Borough - Flower Boxes, Branchville Fire Department, Camp Merry Heart - District 7470, Center for Prevention and Counseling, DASI, Family Promise of Sussex County, Frankford Township Fire Department, Karen Ann Quinlan, Lafayette Township Rescue, Literacy Volunteers of America, Project Self Sufficiency, Sandyston Fire Department, SCARC Guardianship Services, Tri-State Actors, High Point Regional High School - Project Graduation and Scholarships, Kittatinny Regional High School - Project Graduation and Scholarships, Rotary International Foundation - Paul Harris Fellow and End Polio Now, Rotary Youth Exchange - District 7470, Rotary Group Exchange, Rotary Youth - RYLA, Rotary District 7470, Third Grade Dictionary Project, Sussex County Community College - Roteract, Student Scholarships, Sussex County Technical School - Project Graduation and Scholarships.
 
The supports for the 2013 United Way Chili Open Golf Classic are the following: Sussex County Rotary Clubs, Ames Rubber, Century Link, Clear Channel Communities, Coastal Financial, Eastern Propane, Intercar Mercedes, Lakeland Bank, The New Jersey Herald, New Jersey State Fair, PSE&G, Selective Insurance, and Sussex Bank.
 
The winning foursome for golf: Chris Mortensen, Paul Mortensen, Don Beatty and Ed Lacoture.
 
United Way supports programs in Sussex County that improve peoples income, education and health.
 
 

Follow The Alternative Press for Sussex County News, as well as The Alternative Press of Sussex County's Facebook Page, for news, and other information.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Sparta

Sparta Police: Pot Arrest for Man Laying Down in Parked Car

February 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Two people sitting in the back seat of a car parked on Indian Trail made someone suspicious enough to call Sparta Police Department.  On February 15 around 12:50 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley went to investigate the red Dodge Caliber police report.

A man and a woman were lying down in the back seat when the officer arrived.  Finley asked them both for ...

Sparta Police: Stop for Broken Light Ends with DWI for Newton Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man caught the attention of Sparta Cpl Rubino when he drove passed him on West Shore Trail with a broken license plate light.  Alexis Obolensky was stopped in his gold Subaru on February 15 around 7:45 p.m., police report.

When the officer was stopping the 28-year-old driver he saw him flick a cigarette out the window.  As Rubino spoke with him he smelled ...

Sparta Police Nab Two on Outstanding Warrants

SPARTA,NJ – Several people with active warrants were picked up by Sparta Police this week. On February 12 around noon, Sparta Police Officer Christopher Favaro stopped Newark resident Alex Nunes-Ramalho, 23, for broken break lights on his gold Chevy Impala. 

 Nunes-Ramalho told Favaro that he did not have his wallet with him.  Instead, the driver showed the officer a ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_2f5911ae032b7193cdd2_girlscout_logo

Tue, February 20, 6:30 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Girl Scout STEAM Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

Sat, February 24, 7:00 PM

The Prudential Center, Newark

Sparta Education Foundation Night Out with the NJ ...

Giving Back Sports

Carousel_image_2f5911ae032b7193cdd2_girlscout_logo

Tue, February 27, 6:30 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Girl Scout STEAM Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_54f5549c693ec0512950_thedrowsychaperone_flyer

Fri, March 2, 7:00 PM

Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Hamburg

The Drowsy Chaperone

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_563fe88c2c7424a0dce9_newton_rotary

Sat, March 3, 7:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Newton

Newton Rotary Pancake Breakfast

Food & Drink

One Injured in Two-Family House Fire in Newton

February 6, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—One man was injured, while three others escaped unharmed when a two-family two story apartment house caught fire on Saturday.  On January 27 at around 6:26 a.m. Newton Police received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting a house on fire. Patrols immediately responded to the area and found a structure fire at 75 Trinity Street police report..

According to Police, ...

Paterson's Poet Laureate

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The City of Paterson has given birth to famous athletes, business leaders, actors, and now, a poet laureate.

Born and raised in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen told TAPinto Paterson that she has been writing since she was five-years old, and, as she grew older, realized that when it came to pursuing studies and a career in writing, she “didn’t have a choice.” ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling in NJ

Team Nest Builder knows that whether you are buying or selling a New Jersey home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ...

Does Marriage or Mortgage Come First?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. Team Nest Builder knows it's no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more ...

Very Hot Tea Increases Cancer Risk

Researchers in China studying the consumption of “burning” hot tea, alcohol, and smoking habits of greater than 450,000 people ages 30 –79 for more than nine years found a five time greater risk of esophageal cancer in those who engaged in all three of the behaviors and a two time greater risk in those who either smoked or drank alcohol and consumed burning hot tea as compared ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video 

 

Sparta Woman's Club General Meeting

February 19, 2018

Sparta Woman's Club will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:45 am at the Lake Mohawk County Club located at 21 Boardwalk in Sparta. This month Kelly Evans, proprietor of Signs, Inc, will present the history and the technique for creating Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs. Please contact Jennifer Mohr at 973-726-7273 for information on attending.