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COVID-19 Policies for Annual Pasture Putt Putt Event Announced

ASHLAND CITY––Colby's Army, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, will host their third annual Pasture Putt Putt Golf and Games event on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at their learning center facility at 1394 George Boyd Road, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015. The event will feature eighteen holes of putt putt golf along their beautiful creek-side therapeutic riding trails. Plus, there will be socially distanced lawn games to play, packaged food available for purchase, and facility tours. Putt putt obstacles for each of the very unique holes are made from recycled, repurposed, and upcycled materials in an effort to showcase creative uses for materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Educational signage accompanies each hole. Colby's Army has put several COVID-19 safeguards into place for this year's event. All golfers will register along the west side of the barn, and access inside the barn will be limited to restrooms through the west entrance. Hand sanitizing stations will also be available. All golfers are asked to stay a minimum of six feet away from golfers in other parties, and to wait at the previous hole until golfers have left the next hole. Face masks are preferred, but due to the heat, are optional. "Each round of golf can be played for just $5, with kids five and under playing for free. Freshly sanitized clubs and balls will be provided," said Lisa Wysocky, Colby's Army executive director. "The course is spread out over five acres of our property, so there wil lbe plenty of room to social distance. We hope everyone will come out with their family and friends for a really fun afternoon, and we hope everyone will learn something about repurposing items and the effects of litter along the way." Event sponsors include the Cheatham County Lions Club, Griswold Realty, Sam Bancroft, and Colby's Army helps children and adults with life challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, homelessness, depression, anxiety, cerebral palsy, PTSD, and development delay through innovative programs such as therapeutic horseback riding and ground work with horses, organic gardening, job training, and homeless outreach. They currently serve people in Cheatham, Montgomery, Davidson, Hickman, Williamson, Sumner and Robertson counties, and are always looking to train new volunteers. Currently, they are helping low-income individuals and families better understand the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing food and supplies to those in need. All financial and in-kind donations are welcome.

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