Wood Library Mini Golf a Smashing Success!

(Canandaigua, NY) – After all the scorecards were in, the Wood Library Mini Golf fundraiser, held Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, tallied up 18-holes of rousing success. 392 total participants from the greater Canandaigua community enjoyed a mini golf course that coiled and curled over three floors of the library, around and under stacks of books, through giraffe legs, and even down a winding airplane runway. The library netted more than $14,000 to bolster its broad offering of services and programs in 2022.

“We are so pleased with the results of this event,” says Wood Library Director Jenny Goodemote, “and grateful for the sponsors and community members who showed their strong support of everything we do here at Wood Library. The feedback from those who came out to play has been wonderful. It’s a good bet we’ll try to sink this putt again next year!”

Dozens of local businesses sponsored the event including West Herr Toyota of Canandaigua.  General Manager Mike Skidd came out to play the course on Friday night. “West Herr is proud to be in Canandaigua and support Wood Library.  The mini golf fundraiser was an incredible event, and we are thrilled to learn how much money was raised for the library.”

Besides the 18-hole course, kids especially thrilled to the chance to win a stuffed animal by making a hole-in-one at the 19th hole. “Everybody was a winner at the 19th hole!” reports Goodemote.

The People’s Choice Award went to Rochester Air Center and the Trustees Choice Award went to Unique Toy Shop.

Participants and families also enjoyed getting their “foursome” photos taken at The Hype Booth presented by the Spanagel Family.  They also were able to bid on a great selection of silent auction items donated by community members, like an autographed Josh Allen Buffalo Bills jersey and football, and a weekend in a lovely lakeside cottage, as well as a selection of wonderful gift baskets.

More than 50 volunteers, from retirees to Canandaigua Academy Key Club members, were on hand to ensure that everyone was happy and the event ran smoothly.

“The fun was non-stop!” says Board of Trustees President Jill Werth. “And the total funds raised to support library programs is really phenomenal! For that, our deepest thanks go to the many sponsors, listed below, who care so much about keeping Wood Library at the very core of our community.”

Wood Library Mini Golf Premier Partners:  Cobblestone Capital Advisors, Muehe Maue & Robinson, Upstate Fiber Networks, and West Herr Toyota Canandaigua.

Scorecard Sponsor:  Mitchell Pierson Jr Realtors.

Hole Sponsors:  ESL Federal Credit Union, The Eye Care Center, Finger Lakes Community College, The Friend Team, Friends of Wood Library, Heiser Logistics, Howard Hanna Real Estate, Leonard’s Express, Marianacci Builders, NYSEG/Avangrid, RADEC Electric, Red Argyle, Reliant Community Federal Credit Union, Robin Hanggi Real Estate, Rochester Air Center, Unique Toy Shop, Victory Honda, and Whitcomb Law Firm.

Refreshments:  Farnsworth Group, Riedman Companies, and Wood Library Trustees.

Tee Sponsors:  Five Star Bank, J James Wolfe Agency, and Procutters Landscape.

Fairway Sponsors:  Finger Lakes Extrusion, Literacy Volunteers, Seager Marine and Macri’s Deli & Café.

Cup Sponsors:  CDGA Coffee Company, Mattiacio Orthodontics, and Red Argyle.

Golf Club Sponsor: Victory Honda

Golf Ball Sponsor: The Friend Team

Golf Pencil Sponsor: The Canandaigua Scientific Association

Welcome Table Sponsor: Lyons National Bank

Photos: The Hype Booth and Tony DeLeo Photography

Pursapalooza 2021 hits another high note! 

Our signature fundraiser attracted patrons who shopped for a cause and didn’t let the ongoing pandemic dampen their enthusiasm for Wood Library and this ever-popular event.  Close to $7,000 was raised for Wood Library services and programs for adults.

Pursapalooza sponsors and donors included —

Adorn Jewelry & Accessories, Arby’s Restaurant, Auto Wash, Blackwood Photography, Blue Door Boutique, body by Spaid, CDGA Coffee, Century Liquor and Wines, Constellation Brands Inc, E&J Gallo Winery, Family Hair, Flavors Indian Restaurant, Friends of Wood Library, Jenny Goodemote, Deb Gregory, Alice Haskins, The Medicine Shoppe, Michelle’s Salon and Spa, Monica’s Pies, Kathi Nevin, Sandy Reed, Renaissance Goodie II Shoppe, Laurie Riedman, Rochester Air Center, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Kathy Shay, Kierra Shay, Simply Pristine Clean, Thai by Night, and Tune Yoga.  Some of these businesses have supported Pursapalooza from the beginning and we are so grateful for their faithful participation.

Thirty Champagne ticket holders received exclusive early access to our online store along with a bottle of champagne and chocolates.  When the store opened to the public, raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win one of five designer purses paired with prizes.  Our lucky raffle winners were thrilled to win a new purse and loved the variety of gift certificates donated by so many generous businesses.  This year, we added a pop-up jewelry store to the event which gave us an opportunity to offer an in-person shopping experience at the library.

Wood Library will accept new and gently used purses for our 2022 event starting April 1.  Drop items off in bin located in library lobby.