The Annual Carnegie Library Golf Tournament is set this year for Saturday and Sunday June 10 and 11 at the Ballinger Country Club.

The Annual Carnegie Library Golf Tournament is set this year for Saturday and Sunday June 10 and 11 at the Ballinger Country Club.

This is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Carnegie Library, said Carolyn Slaughter who is on the Library Board.

"We love the Carnegie Library and feel that it is a very valuable asset to Ballinger and Runnels County," Slaughter said. "This golf tournament is a major fund raiser and we depend on it to generate a significant portion of our annual operating funds."

The three-person scramble, will cost $300 for each team to enter, which includes a mulligan for each player and a meal Saturday night at the club.

Tee off times will be at 8:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Saturday. The flights will determine the Sunday play. Sunday play will include a chance to split 50/50 with the library for being closest to the pin on Hole #5 or having the longest drive on Hole #4. Entry in these contests will be $5 per golfer.

A hamburger meal will be provided by the Ballinger Noon Lions Cub Saturday and Dankworth sausage wraps will be provided Sunday, with breakfast burritos ready for golfers both mornings.

Sponsorships and raffle items are available for local businesses and individuals to participate in this fundraiser. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Ballinger Country Club the day of the tournament and will also be available at First National Bank, Ballinger National Bank and the IGA Shoppin' Baskit. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 with the items being valued at $50 or more per item. Between 25-30 items will be raffled and awarded and winners do not have to be present to win. Winners will be contacted via phone the following week if they are not participating in the tournament.

All donors will be listed at the raffle and will be published in the Runnels County Register. Slaughter said gift certificates and merchandise is welcome and all donations are tax deductible. To sponsor the event or donate a raffle item, contact Slaughter at 325-365-5470 or via cell phone at 325-718-9996 or call the Carnegie Library at 25-365-3616.

To enter your team for the tournament, contact the Ballinger Country Club at 325-365-3214,