Friday the 13th could be the lucky day for a purchaser of the winning golf ball in the second annual Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Golf Ball Drop.
The 50/50 fundraising event is set for immediately following the May 13 Chamber Golf Scramble (approximately 6 p.m.) at Old Hickory Golf Course on U.S. 231 north of Greencastle.
The numbered balls will be dropped from a 60-foot bucket truck onto a green at the public course. The first ball to go into the cup or the ball that winds up closest to going into the hole will split the proceeds with the Chamber Technology Fund.
Balls can be purchased at two for $5 or five for $10. You do not have to be a Chamber member nor participate in the golf scramble nor be present at the time of the drop in order to win.
Last year Greencastle resident Daryl Taylor split $1,100 with the Chamber after his golf ball ended up closest to the cup.
"That can be quite a prosperous return for a $5 or $10 purchase," Chamber Executive Director Tammy Amor said, adding that 526 of the 600 golf balls the organization bought for the event were sold last year.
"We hope to sell that many more again and we would be happy to buy more golf balls if we need to," she said.
Golf balls for the contest are being sold between now and the event, including at the Tuesday, March 29 Business After Hours gathering at the Putnam County Museum from 5 to 7 p.m. Golfers may also buy them the day of the scramble.
Persons interested in purchasing balls for the contest may visit the Chamber office at 16 S. Jackson St. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 653-4517.