Staying the course since 1953
Nov. 16, 2012 at 5:16 a.m.
• Saturday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 29th annual Country Craft Show, Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck St., about 60 handcrafted vendor booths, no admission charge, concessions by Yoakum Heritage Museum, proceeds benefit local charities.
• Through Nov. 30 - To raise funds for Deputy Santa, the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office Employees Association is offering a chance to win a deer hunt or one of two hog hunts on a ranch in DeWitt County. Tickets are $10. For more information, call the 361-275-0899.
Victoria Park Improvement Association
The Victoria Park Improvement Association does business as the Riverside Golf Course.
The organization maintains the golf course in Riverside Park, first built in 1952.
The 27-hole course is designed as three separate nine-hole configurations - designated Red, White and Blue - all more than 3,000 yards in length.
The course's clubhouse is open daily from 7 a.m. to dark and offers a reasonably priced snack bar and beverages.
The pro shop is well equipped and there are marshals on the course to regulate play and assist visitors.
Daily fee rates are $18 on Monday through Thursday and $20 on Friday through Sunday and holidays. An 18-hole cart rental is $20. Senior citizen rates are also available.
NAME OF ORGANIZATION: Victoria Park Improvement Association
YEAR FOUNDED LOCALLY: 1953
AREAS SERVED: Victoria and surrounding counties
SERVICES PROVIDED: Quality, affordable, public golf facilities. An annual low cost junior golf clinic so that the area's youth can learn a game that they can play for a lifetime.
NUMBER SERVED ANNUALLY: More than 30,000
FUNDING: Dues, fees, and concessions collected from the users of Riverside Golf Course facilities.
President - Robert DeLeon
Vice President - Mickey Daugherty
Secretary - Mary Cheatham
Treasurer - Leif Toombs
Operations Manager - Steve Dermit
Greens Superintendent - Danny Arena