Golf outing benefits Dearborn Museum

DEARBORN — Golfers and potential sponsors will have a chance to help the Dearborn Historical Museum with its financial “handicap” Aug. 5.

The inaugural Museum Guild of Dearborn golf outing is looking for foursomes to round out a $100-a-person scramble at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, 1300 S. Telegraph.

The outing will feature 18 holes of golf with cart, a steak dinner and a two-hour wine-and-beer open bar after the round, as well as welcome gifts and prizes, a silent auction and refreshments on the course.

All profits will benefit the museum, which has been operating without support from the city’s general fund since last July.

The outing is limited to 18 teams. Registration forms are available at the museum office at 915 S. Brady, or from Museum Guild President Rick Danes at 313-363-3560.

Businesses that would like to sponsor a hole or make a donation also should contact Danes.

The entry fee of $100 (or $400 per team) is tax-deductible under the Museum Guild’s status as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax receipts will be available at the course during the sign-in process at 10:30 a.m.

Members of the Dearborn Allied War Council will perform a flag-raising and honor salute during sign-in.

The golf outing is the latest museum fundraiser sponsored by the Museum Guild, which has supported the museum through volunteers since 1957.

The guild this year sponsored the museum’s annual volunteer brunch, the opening of the Dearborn Sports Legends display at the museum, and the museum’s annual Pioneer Program for second-graders.

The guild is planning its fourth annual garage sale to benefit the museum June 20 to 22, and is considering sponsoring publication of its third volume of “Dearborn’s Best Stories” later this year.