Hanover-area residents walked and putted their way through the downtown's center square on Saturday.

Main Street Hanover hosted its first mini-golf tournament, where 12 golf holes were created by downtown businesses spanning from Big Mike's Crabhouse & Grill on High Street to Panebaker Funeral Home on Broadway.

"When we heard about this idea back in February, we decided this was something we really wanted to be a part of," said David Dubs, owner and president of Hanover Clothing Company. "We hoped this would be fun for everyone to participate in."

Many businesses designed holes that resembled what they sell. Miscreation Brewing Company and Boost Mobile teamed up to build a hole with mini kegs and a cell phone on it, Timeline Arcade designed a PAC-MAN-themed hole and the hole at Abithat's Tasting Room featured a papier-mache grape and olive.

"The papier-mache took about six hours to make, and the hole itself took more than an hour," said Tabitha Harrison, co-owner of Abithat's. "There are so many people walking around today. Anything we can do to bring people downtown, I'm all for."

Families could fill out scorecards with each person keeping track of their score. Each hole had a set stroke amount for par.

"It's so much fun playing on all of the different holes," said Adeline Nelson, a seven-year-old Hanover Borough resident. "I like that every single hole is unique."

The golf tournament also brought residents from surrounding areas to downtown Hanover, including residents of York City and Adams County.

"I thought it was a really clever idea to bring everyone downtown," said Torren Ecker of Hamilton Township. "What could be better on a Saturday afternoon?"

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