Letter to the Editor - The Millerton News - 9-9-21

Support helped libraries ace first ever golf tourney

In August, the NorthEast-Millerton Library and Amenia Free Library had our first, and now annual, Amenia vs. Millerton Golf Tournament at Undermountain Golf Course in Copake, N.Y.  

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and helped raise money for our libraries. An especially big thank you to everyone at the Undermountain Golf Course for all their hard work and support. 

Go Team Millerton for bringing the trophy home this year. 

Rhiannon Leo-Jameson

Director,
NorthEast-Millerton Library

Copake

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