The East Texas summer is still heating up, but the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. promises Flurries on the Fairway on Tuesday, August 2 at Hollytree Country Club. This third annual Golf Ball Drop fundraiser kicks off Mistletoe & Magic, a three-day shopping extravaganza to be held November 11-13 at Harvey Convention Center. Flurries on the Fairway opens at 5:30 p.m., and all golf balls sold will be taken up in a helicopter and dropped on a green at 6:45 p.m. The ball that lands closest to the pin wins a trip for two to Costa Rica, including airfare on American Airlines.
Junior League member Kelli Armstrong is serving as this year’s Flurries on the Fairway Golf Ball Drop chairman. She encourages the community to attend this evening event filled with excitement, fun, and laughter. Proceeds will benefit local non-profit agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and Bethesda Health Clinic. This year more than 20,000 volunteer hours will be completed by League members with more than $410,000 returned to the community through 26 local non-profit agencies.
“I volunteer to help give back to this wonderful community we live in,” Mrs. Armstrong said. “I also volunteer to be a good role model for my two children. I want them to see that it’s important for everyone to do their part, that it takes everyone giving back and to prepare them to give back someday as well.”
Mrs. Armstrong is also serving as League marketing chairman for Mistletoe & Magic. She volunteers with the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Gala, the Texas Rose Festival, the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Mrs. Armstrong also serves on the Parent Teacher Association at Jack Elementary.
Mrs. Armstrong was born in Houston, Texas, and moved to Tyler when she was three years old with her family. She is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Mrs. Armstrong and her husband, Blake, are the parents of Avery, 5, and Alec, 2. The Armstrongs are members of Green Acres Baptist Church.
“My parents are high school sweethearts from Robert E. Lee and are active in the community. Both of my sisters are here and my husband’s family is from East Texas,” Mrs. Armstrong said. “Tyler is a giving community and I am proud to be raising my family here.”
Flurries on the Fairway is open to the public and reservations can be made by calling the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. office at 903-595-5426.