BEATRICE – Over the weekend, Beatrice Mini Golf proved to be one of the places hit hardest by storms coming into Beatrice. With it being beloved by the community, it may be up and running before long, however.
According to current owner, Mike Gay, the putt putt course has been on North 6th Street since the 1970s.
Gay said that one Facebook post asking for help has led to a much quicker cleanup than expected.
“So, when we got here, there was already people here working. They moved over the fence and started loading things. We were kind of shocked when we got here. It kind of makes your feel good that the community comes out.”
If they can get electricity, the goal right now for Beatrice Mini Golf is to be open by this weekend’s Homestead Days festivities.
“Well, we’ve been out here pretty much nonstop for the last two days. We’ve gotten a lot done with all the volunteers that have come out to help. They brought trailers and chainsaws. We’ve gotten about half done.”
There is significant damage to their clubhouse, and lots of tree limbs are down. They have started a GoFundMe page, “Beatrice Mini Golf Rebuild,” in hopes to raise some money to help fix and improve the course.
“We really appreciate the community, how they care about us. They come out and support us. We wouldn’t do this without the customers,” said Gay.
A cross was found amidst the damage, and they plan on keeping it as a memory of the storm, once everything is fixed and running.