A decade ago, Howard Stewart of Glenwood Community received a croquet set by another resident who was cleaning out his garage. Howard was intrigued by the idea of some outdoor exercise that he could take on in his mid-80’s and began tinkering with the set. It wasn’t long before the retired Army colonel downloaded the official rules, cut the grass to a perfectly groomed half-inch height, and sought out other players for an evening game of the gentlemen’s sport.
Over the course of time players from the town of Marietta joined the mix, and later a ladies’ team has played for the last couple of years. Residents, organized and spearheaded by Howard, tend the lawn, set up the wickets, and train new players. Several times a week during the spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting, you can observe a ‘striker’ attempting to ‘roquet’ another, all in the name of good community fun. This June the Annual Glenwood Croquet Tournament will be the featured event of the Glenwood Community Open House.