It was a good summer for tennis in St. George. More than 100 players made use of the community’s tennis courts, and two weekly programs — men’s doubles on Wednesday mornings and a Round Robin on Saturday mornings — proved very popular.

It also was a good summer for the ongoing fundraising to complete new tennis courts. Currently, some $53,000 of the $85,000 goal has been raised.

“The enthusiasm levels are high, and we look forward to completing our goal of new tennis courts in the near future,” said supporter Bob Elfast.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, there will be a community tennis party starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, downtown on Watts Avenue. The bring-your-own-beverage event is free and open to all; attendees are asked to bring finger food to share. There will be live music.

At a date to be determined at the end of September or beginning of October, the St. George Ad Hoc Tennis Committee will try to complete its fundraising with a Cow Pie Bingo. Each grid-square costs a $5 donation. Square are being sold periodically outside Hoggy’s on Route 131 in South Thomaston; at the St. George Transfer Station; and by calling Bob Elfast at 372-6398.

Each square offers a chance to win $500. The cow in question, Rainey, will make the winning deposit in The humble Farmer’s pasture on Route 131 on a date to be announced.