Tee Sea benefits Windsor firemen

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 9, 2006

WINDSOR – If the weather forecast holds true, don’t expect cold and rainy conditions at this year’s Tee & Sea.

This event, sponsored by the Windsor Fire Department, is scheduled to make its 14th annual run on Thursday and Friday (May 11-12). All events take place at Cashie Golf & Country Club.

Thursday’s schedule includes the Action Auto & Cellular Warehouse’s Duffers Tournament, a golf event for players with handicaps of 10-and-over. It is played under four-man superball rules.

Tee times are 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All beverages are supplied.

A silent auction and reverse raffle will be held following the tournament.

Call Joe Alexander (325-2900) or Billy Smithwick (794-3437) for reverse raffle tickets.

Everyone is welcomed to attend Ken Younger Night from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday. The popular radio duo of Donna Kelly and Jerry Wayne (Oldies 107.9 FM) will serve as the masters of ceremony.

Ken Younger Night features free beverages, heavy hors-d’ oeuvres, a silent auction and reverse raffle.

Friday’s agenda starts with the Sprint Classic Golf Tournament, a four-man superball event. You must be age 18 or older to play.

Tee times are 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Lunch will be served by the Windsor Fire Department.

For golf package prices or to obtain more information, call 794-3437.

The Tee & Sea ends with a bang from 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday. It all starts with a lip-smacking, all-you-can-eat seafood buffet from 6-8 p.m. The menu includes shrimp, scallops, trout, crab cakes, clam strips, potatoes, slaw, hush puppies, sweet potato sticks and beverages, all for $25.

That price also includes admission to a dance featuring two bands n Crush, a Raleigh group that performs Classic R&B, Pop, Rock and Soul along with BackDraft, a popular local band that features the best in Southern Rock, Country and New Age Rock.

The bands will perform from 8-11:59 p.m.

Admission is $20 for the dance only. All beverages are included in the ticket prices.

Advance ticket locations include the Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce, Cashie Golf & Country Club, Windsor Fire Department, Carolina Country Restaurant,

Martin County Chamber of Commerce, Williamston Fire Extinguisher, Ahoskie Southern Bank (ask for Teresa Jenkins), Wholesale Cash & Carry in Ahoskie, Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Cellular Warehouse.

The Tee & Sea was started in 1993 to benefit the Windsor Fire Department. Proceeds from this event benefit the community by allowing the fire department to buy much needed equipment and supplies.

The Windsor Fire Department’s mission is to assist the public in the protection of life and property by minimizing the impact of fire and potential disasters or events that affect the community and environment.

Formed in 1939, it is a volunteer fire department with 36 active members operating out of one station. Those dedicated members have two pumpers, one tanker and one equipment truck at their disposal. The Windsor firefighters cover approximately 75 square miles with a population of around 7,089. They also assist surrounding fire departments with mutual aid.

The Tee & Sea is the department’s major fundraiser and all support is greatly appreciated.