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Golf tournament supports Newark Neighbours
Bill and Sheryl Christensen, Mark and Susan McKay, Laura Gibson and Roman Mamalyga. Gibson accepts a cheque to support Newark Neighbours. (Richard Harley)

A neighbourhood golf tournament and picnic has raised $500 for Newark Neighbours' annual food drive.

Roman Mamalyga, who helped organize the Sept. 13 tournament for the St. Andrew's Glen community, said when he heard about the food drive, he wanted to do something to help – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said in Niagara-on-the-Lake, people have been very fortunate in terms of making it through the pandemic with so far low numbers of cases.

"We are very, very lucky where we live. I don't think we live in the real world with all this stuff going on out there. And we're very fortunate how we've gotten through this (pandemic) and are getting through this and we just wanted to give back some of our gratitude for everything we have."

He said he'd like to thank fellow committee members Mark McKay and Sheryl Christensen for helping with the event, along with sponsors Irish Design, Simpson's Pharmacy, NOTL Realty, Sandtrap Pub & Grill, The Mortgage Couple and NOTL Golf Club.

"Everyone had a great time and we helped a good cause," Mamalyga said.

"Hopefully they can make someone's life better for Thanksgiving and going forward."

The four winners of the tournament were Howard Jones, Kevin Jackson, Shelly Sanson and Bruce Cochrane.

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