The Key Peninsula Community Services has a big, beautiful present under its tree this year. But they can’t open it until next September. The gift is an official notice, to the home of KPCS, that a major fund-raising event is booked for their benefit.

The event is billed as “Ty Hardin presents The Horseshoe Lake Western Classic Charity Golf Tournament,” set for Sept. 9 and 10, 2005, at the Horseshoe Lake Golf course. The tournament, with a Western theme, will feature celebrity auctions, formal and informal dining and cowboy-style entertainment.

Ty Hardin is a Key Pen resident with a notable career in Western and action movies as well as television shows. He is working with a steering committee for the event that includes the Horseshoe Lake Golf Pro Chris Morris; KPCS Executive Director Cristi Watson; Linda LeBlanc, LIC dance and events chair; John Nederlee, KPCS Advisory Board member; and Larry Hagen, KPCS board member.

The steering committee members have already swung up into their blazing saddles. They will notify the community of the opportunities to support and participate in the tournament, i.e. how to join the posse.