The 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Golf Outing started today at Maplecrest Country Club in Goshen, and for the first year it has its new name: The Ginny Nichols Memorial 4-H Fair Golf Outing.
Ginny Nichols started the golf outing in 2004, the year she served as fair board president. She passed away nearly a year ago on Sept. 20, 2014, prompting the fair board to change the event’s name to honor Ginny Nichols.
And selling out with 36 four-person teams, it’s the largest golf outing in the 11 years of the event.
All proceeds from today’s tournament will go to the Elkhart County 4-H Club Corp. — on whose board Ginny Nichols also served — which entirely supports programs and projects for Elkhart County 4-H youths.
The outing began with registration at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.