A letter from the parade committee to supporters and participants:
Thank you all, those who showed up to play and those who helped run the tournament, for a great job at yesterday’s The Selectmen's Cup!
The South Shore Country Club hosted The Selectmen’s Cup this past Monday, May 20, 2019 to raise funds for the Hingham 4th of July Parade. Staff from SSCC and Parade Committee members assisted with the registration; parade buttons were issued as mulligans: and, raffle tickets were sold for both 50:50 and a Scratch Ticket Board to raise additional funds. The front end came off without a hitch, and we generally had the number of golfers we expected this year, about 60, given the “spring” weather, vacations, and other golf tournaments.
Gift bags for the golfers were provided by South Shore Bank (SSB), which included a Parade Tumbler, a sleeve of parade logo Titleist balls, hand sanitizer from the Norwell VNA, a SSB travel wallet, tees/ball marker kit from Mohawk Rubber. The bag of gifts were a big hit with the golfers!
In addition to gift items, generous sponsorship donations have been received from our lead sponsor, A.W. Perry, followed by Bristol Brothers, Pyne-Keohane Funeral Home, McCusker-Gill, Lorusso-Bristol Stone, The Range Bar & Grille, Richardson Insurance, Mohawk Rubber, Harbor Media, Plymouth Quarries, Fruit Center Marketplace, Hingham Rotary, Hingham Jewelers, Norwell VNA, South Shore Bank, Turner Custom Building, Hanabury & Sons, Drohan Tocchio & Morgan, Whitney Gordon’s Jewelers, Hingham Police Association, Cavanaro Consulting, Dain Torpy Le Ray Wiest and Garner, and Liberty Bay Credit Union.
The weather, I guess performed as predicted, and everyone did their part to make it a successful event!
The SSCC course played great from what folks I spoke with on the 18th green. The hard(er) core golfers played through the initial showers that hit ~2/3 through the round, to complete their rounds. The 'lesser' hard core golfers had enough during the showers, and headed to the tent (today’s 19h Hole) a little earlier.
Thank you Frank Ricci from Raffael’s and The Greenside Grille, for trying to keep us moving and on schedule, while watching the oncoming weather...When that wind arrived, Frank and Team sprang into action to close up the open section of the tent, just ahead of the down pouring rain...the tent handled the weather without incident, but it made for an interesting awards session, leading into our auction.
The auction happened as Tom Hoffman stepped in at the last moment, despite "no reading glasses or reviewing/prepping" the auction items or expectations - you persevered on, kept things moving, and even bought a few nice items.
The live auction items included: an adult ride along with the Hingham Police; select bottles of wine from Ralph’s Hingham Wine Merchant; Greenside Grille Experience at your home with their chef and sommelier; golf lessons at SSCC and a ride in the 4thof July Parade on a wagon pulled by Clydesdales for 8 people!
This year, the Parade Committee divided the auction between a mini-live event at The Selectmen’s Cup and a larger online event [www.go.rallyup.com/4thofjulyparade] that provides many great items from local businesses! The online auction continues to May 31st, if you weren’t able to play golf or attend our event, PLEASE find the auction online, and participate in the bidding – ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE PARADE! THE TOWN OF HINGHAM DOES NOT PAY FOR THE PARADE!
Here is the list of items that are available online, until May 31st:
Nantucket Basket Bracelets from Dar Collins; 4-hour captained cruise from Freedom Boat Club; dinner for 8 at Alma Nove with Paul Wahlberg; ride to school in a police car; ride to school in a fire truck; a 3-some round of golf at Boston Golf donated by Jack Ryan; Acquire Good July 4thgift basket; 12 passes to Patriot Cinemas; golf lessons at South Shore Country Club; and a gift certificate from Carolann’s.
We all survived the craziness, got to experience and appreciate what a great facility we have in SSCC, and raise funds for the parade! That's a good day.
Thanks, again, to everyone that helped make it happen, and to all those that participated!
Jim Murphy, Chair
4th of July Parade Committee