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39th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

August 24th was the date for the 39th Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic. The event, which was held at Lake Quivira Country Club, supported Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Honoring the late Betty and Ben Zarda, 120 golfers raised more than $160,000 for Catholic Charities’ summer food initiatives, including the Kids Summer Food Program.

Tony Winslow, Marty Krebs, Ernie Straub III, and Michael Winslow


Participants were ready for the challenging course!


Beating the heat and beating par!

Also featured in the October 3, 2020 issue of The Independent


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