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Mars Hill Country Club still open after fire destroys carts and cart sheds

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:13 AM EDT
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Mars Hill, Maine (WAGM) -I’ts been just days since a Sunday fire destroyed 45 privately owned golf carts and two storage buildings at Mars Hill County Club. Club Professional Roland Perry says the course is still open for business.

Roland Perry:” We will have day to day golf. We still have our leagues. All the tournaments that we have planned are still on.”

Within minutes the buildings and carts were destroyed. The Aroostook Softball Umpires Association was having a barbecue at the course and they and other bystanders jumped into action to save a lot of these carts that you are seeing in the pavilion area.

Perry:” Volunteers pushing the carts out. Some of the carts had keys in it so it made it easy. Many of them didn’t have a key so it had to be pushed out. There was enough volunteers to push them all out. That saved 20 or 30 carts right there. "

The golf world is a tight community and clubs from around the area have reached out to show their support.

Perry:” They have been calling it is a great community.”

Course owner Andrew McQuade has been spending a lot of time on the phone talking to members and also to the insurance companies. He and Perry appreciate they support they have received from the members.

Perry:” We have had people volunteer their labor and offered to help when it’s time to do the clean up. People have been very very good.”

Perry says the course is still getting a lot of play.

Perry:” We are still open.”

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