The Arkansas Craft School is holding its first golf fundraiser on Saturday, May 21 at the Indian Hills Golf Course in Fairfield Bay.  According to the school’s general manager, Dr. Mike Doyle, this will be an annual event, moving to a different golf course each year.

“Proudly located on the Courthouse Square in Mountain View,” said Doyle, “we are the Arkansas Craft School.  Many of our instructors and most of our students come from other regions of Arkansas and the surrounding states.  Our annual Gala, in November, will always take place in Mountain View, but it makes sense for the school to have a second, traveling event to help bring new people to the Craft School and to Mountain View.”

The Craft School is inviting local golfers to play in this year’s event – a $100,000 shoot-out that includes four hole-in-one contests (one for $10,000), a longest drive and a closest to the pin contest, and raffle prizes.   The cost of playing in the event is $60 per player, and includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, and entry in all the contests.  Players can register as foursomes, individuals, or couples.

According to Sherry Branscum, the Craft School’s public relations coordinator, the school has obtained sponsors for all of its contests and for all the tee boxes.  “There are still a number of greens available if someone would like to be a sponsor for this year’s event,” said Branscum.  “Green sponsorships are $250.”  A non-profit, the proceeds from the fundraiser are used to provide the funding necessary to support matching fund grants obtained by the school.

For more information on the Arkansas Craft School’s Golf Fundraiser, contact Sherry Branscum at 870-269-8397or