Silent auction, golf tournament to benefit Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum

Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 09:06 AM.

The third annual Silent Auction/Golf Tournament to benefit the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum will be held Nov. 8-9 at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club.

As part of a full weekend event, a reception will be held 6 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 8 with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, for a $10 entry fee. 

A cash bar for spirits will also be available and live music by The George Boyer Band.

A Silent Auction will take place with auction items including Limited Edition Prints of historic military and cultural events, gift baskets, and area hotel stays.  Other items are requested.  A variety or items will be available      

A benefit golf tournament will then be held Saturday, Nov. 9, with proceeds to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. 

The club is open to the public and the tournament will be a four-player, scramble format, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. ET with a short ceremony to honor America’s veterans and a 1 p.m. shotgun start.  A meal and awards ceremony will follow.  Cash prizes for the tournament will include $400 to the first place team, $350 for second place, and $200 for third place.  A Hole-In-One Challenge will offer a $10,000 cash prize.

The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been honored by Smithsonian Magazine for seven straight years and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the amphibious soldiers who trained at the camp, which is located in Carrabelle.  The museum houses over 10,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia and memories of the soldiers, sailors, and other military, as well as civilian personnel who trained at the camp during the WWII years.

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