John Lloyd introduced Peter Sullivan, a retired financial planner, Jamestown native and long-time community leader. Peter played miniature golf at Midway Park last summer with one of his grandsons, and found the little course to be in deplorable condition. He got the idea of renovating it and went through all the proper channels to do so as the park is now a State Park and has a “Friends of Midway” organization.
Peter stated that the new course will be known as “Putt A-Round” (PAR) at Chautauqua Lake, Midway Park. The course will be 50% larger than it is now, complete with stonework and wood construction.  A 7-foot stainless steel golf ball is part of the new design, along with a fountain to be lit at night. Gary Peters, Jr., will paint Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ pictures on the ticket booth. New tees are being created locally, with new carpeting. Each of 18 holes have been donated at $4,000 each. A party room/weather shelter is being built as part of the course. There will even be a Miller Bell Tower that needs a $15,000 sponsor. There will be landscaping purchased by the State of New York with volunteers from the Friends of Midway group volunteering time to do the work. The course is designed by a company from Traverse City, Michigan. Donations toward the project may be mailed to “Friends of Midway,” at P.O. Box E, Maple Springs.  Anyone who contributes $100 or more will be recognized on signage at the Putt A Round.
Photo: President Mike Moots, speaker Peter Sullivan, and Rotarian John Lloyd.