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Juniper Hill Ball Drop Benefits Folds of Honor

The annual Juniper Hill Ball Drop helped raise money for the families of soldiers killed at war.

On Labor Day held its annual ball drop for charity.

At noon, a helicopter (operated by Phil Greenspun of the East Coast Aero Club) flew overhead, dropping 237 balls from 50 feet above the Riverside first fairway.

After the balls were dropped, officials measured for the winners, and then the kids who attended the event help pick up the balls.

Peter Dana of Ashland, whose ball landed one foot, three inches from the pin, won for closest to the pin. He split the pot with the Folds of Honor Foundation. Dana has a regular tee time at the course on Saturday mornings.

And from Shrewsbury, Walter Conlin won a Patriot Golf Day hat and a Folds of Honor Pinnacle 15 ball pack. Conlin's ball was the farthest from the pin at 87 feet and four inches. Conlin plays in the Midland League at Juniper Hill on Friday evenings. 

Half of the winnings were presented to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which, according to its mission statement, "is rallying a nation to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, we give back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country. We provide healing, hope and an opportunity for dreams to be realized...with the support of people like you. We feel this is our duty as citizens of the greatest country in the world." 

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