ASHLAND -- Brookside Golf Course unveiled the Don T. Hostettler Pavilion to Ashland community members during a dedication ceremony and dinner on Friday night. The event took place following the 2nd annual Mayor's Golf Classic.
Lloyd and Norma Wygant, of Ashland, donated the funding to construct the pavilion. The structure is named in honor of Norma's father and previous mayor of Ashland, Don Hostettler.
“He came here in 1932 and established a business called Hostettler Typewriter Company across from the county courthouse," Norma Wygant said. "He really, really loved Ashland.
"In 1957, Dad was elected mayor as the first full-time mayor in Ashland."
Hosteller was re-elected in 1965. During this term, the idea of Brookside Golf Course came to be, with work on the course beginning in 1968.
Mayor Matt Miller displayed the original official proposal sent by an architect for Brookside Golf Course from July 9, 1968.
“The total cost of construction was anticipated to be $153,790," Miller said. "The grand total came to $283,790 to build the first nine holes nearly half a century ago.
"I believe that here on out that the golf course is only going to get better each and every day.”
The Wygants are also knowing for their role in the construction of Ashland City School’s new athletic fieldhouse.
Donations from Stan and Mary Miller also contributed to the project.
All proceeds from the dinner went to furthering the improvement of Brookside Golf Course.