Chamber of Commerce Awards Scholarship at 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

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Chamber of Commerce Awards Scholarship at 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

By Sue Hoxie

Dylan Newton of Middlebury Will Receive $4,000 in Scholarship Monies

Middlebury, Vermont – July 13, 2009 – The 15th annual Addison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on June 25th at the Basin Harbor Club. The Chamber hosts this annual tournament to raise money that funds a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for four consecutive years) which is awarded to a graduating senior from the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.

This year’s scholarship recipient is Dylan Newton of Middlebury. He is the son of Kevin Newton and Beverly Burke and plans to attend Clarkson University in the fall, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Dylan is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. He has been very involved in his school and his community. He co-captained Middlebury Union High School’s football, hockey and golf teams. He’s in the National Football Hall of Fame, Vermont Chapter, and was named to the All North Football Team.  Dylan attended Boys State, been a peer leader, participated in the United Way of Addison County’s Days of Caring and was an excellent student in the pre-engineering/ architectural drafting program.

The tournament was sponsored by Basin Harbor Club, J.P. Carrara & Sons, National Bank of Middlebury, County Tire Center & Redstone.  Many other businesses sponsored holes or provided auction items: A Wireless Solution, American Legion Auxiliary, Audy Trucking, Bristol Dental Group, CED/Twin State Electric, Cooperative Insurance Companies, Countryside Carpet & Paint, Courtyard by Marriott, Gaines Insurance Agency, Green Peppers Restaurant, Hannaford Food & Pharmacy, Kittell/Branagan & Sargent, Lincoln Applied Geology, Marbleworks Pharmacy, McKernon Group, Merchants Bank, Middlebury Inn, Misasi & Misasi, Neuse/Duprey & Putnam, Otter Creek Brewing, Paquette Self-Storage, Phelps Engineering, VHB Pioneer, Porter Medical-Champlain Center for Joint Replacement, r.k. Miles, Snyder Companies, Sovernet, 51 Main at the Bridge, American Flatbread, Beau Ties, Country Club of Barre, DR® Power Equipment, Everywear for Everybody, Foster Motors, Haystack Golf Club, Killington Golf Resort, Laberge Insurance Agency, Mister Ups, The Rainbow Room, Rocky Ridge Golf Club, Sears of Middlebury, Vermont National and Williston Golf Clubs.

The winners of the Golf Tournament were as follows:

Mens Team
1st Place: Kittell, Branagan & Sargent
2nd Place: Middlebury College
3rd Place: Addison County Chamber of Commerce

Mixed Team
1st Place: Cooperative Insurance Companies
2nd Place: Hannaford Career Center
3rd Place: Cattails

The men’s longest drive was awarded to Ed Sargent, and the women’s longest drive was awarded to Sarah Peluso of IPJ Real Estate. The men’s closest to the pin winner was Andy Mayer of the Addison Counter Chamber of Commerce and John Curler of Hannaford Career Center.

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all our sponsors and congratulate Dylan Newton.

About Addison County Chamber of Commerce

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interest, working together to promote commercial business in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at


Photo Caption:

From L to R: Kevin Newton, father; Dylan Newton, scholarship award recipient; Beverly Burke, mother; Andy Mayer, president, Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

Media Inquiries:

Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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