Hit the JACC Putt opens Wednesday

Hit the JACC Putt, an annual fundraising event supporting the operations of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, opens this Wednesday, Dec. 18, and continues through the end of the month. It will be open daily noon to 9 p.m. through Winter Break, closing early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and will be closed on Christmas.

The theme for this year’s golf course is “Movies” and artists have been busily preparing holes that reflect films including “Batman,” “Despicable Me,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Sound of Music” and the “Wizard of Oz,” as well as several other family favorites. Golfers vote for their favorite holes, and a prize is awarded.

In keeping with the theme, there will be a special event on Saturday night, Dec. 28, from 8 to 11 p.m.: “Red Carpet on the Greens: The Academy Awards.” Golfers are invited to come as their favorite movie star (or incognito, in high-fashion sunglasses) to this 21 and up event sponsored in part by Alaskan Brewing Company. The “Academy Award” for Best Hole will be awarded at this event. On Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 p.m., it will be a “Superhero Party” and golfers of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite hero. There will be face-painting and hot chocolate for all.

This is the sixth year the JAHC has organized Hit the JACC Putt, which combines elements of miniature golf and sculpture garden.

Tickets to golf are $5 at the door, or may be purchased on line or at the bookstores and the JACC. Parties of up to 15 are $50 and get a table (a “party bunker”) for their group. The course is available for private parties for $110/hour, arranged by calling the JACC at 586-2787.

Executive Director Nancy DeCherney describes this event as “perfect for whole families, all ages, from the littlest to the oldest.” She notes that, “Everyone is equally bad at mini-golf, so everyone has fun.”

For more, visit www.jahc.org.

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