The Santa in Uniform organization tried a new fundraiser Saturday and they made almost a $12,000 profit, according to Summerville Fire Chief Robbie Lathem.
The Santa group held its first golf tournament at the Trion Golf Course owned by Randy Henderson and Janna Bledsoe.
“It’s the largest tournament he has had up there,” Chief Lathem said. “It did turn out great. I’m really looking forward to next year’s event. Everybody had a good time. Everybody knew it was for the kids and they had fun.”
The tournament attracted 104 golfers who came to help out the non-profit organization raise funds for needy children in the community. Santa in Uniform gives away $100-plus shopping sprees to local children at Christmas time.
“We would like to thank everyone who participated, volunteered or donated items for our raffle; we truly appreciate your help in making this event a huge success. Special thank you to Trey Skelton for organizing this event, McDonald’s for providing breakfast and Sav-A-Lot, Jim’s Restaurant and Jason Taylor for providing lunch for all our players and volunteers,” Chief Lathem stated.
The winners from Saturday’s golf tournament are:
* Championship Flight winners were Dawson Day, Ben Huggins, Josh Day and Jon Mitchell.
* First Flight winners are Brandon Blair, Roy Woods, Mike Woods and Gary Woods.
* Second Flight winners are Glen Emery, David Gilliland, Anthony Gilliland and Steve Gladney.
* Closest to the pin winner on hole number 2 was Adam Willingham.
* Closest to the pin winner was Mark Mann.
* Longest drive winner was Ben Huggins.
* Putting contest winner is Randy Henderson.
Helping with the event included:
Auto Zone Advanced Auto Traeger Mill
White’s Alignment & Tire Oriental Trading Hammonds Auto Parts
Truck Town Farmer’s Furniture Monster
Bryant & Sons Flex-A-Bed Reece Tire
S&S Butane Marvin’s Walmart
Hibbet’s Sports North Ga Equipment Sales
LaFayette Golf Course Blessed & Dressed
Palmour Law Firm Wright’s Sanitation Service
Sanford “Buddy” Hill Pay & Tote
Lewis Pressure Washing B&B Glass
Reece Tire Jefferson’s
White’s Alignment & Tire S&S Butane
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Terry McPhail
Kenneth Bruce Matt McPhail
Farrar & Corbin H&H Insurance
Try-Con Tufters, Inc. Flegal Insurance
Ralph Vanpelt Carol Tucker
Trion Drugs Jon Payne
Southern Living Farm & Garden Rick Wyatt Realty
Allen Keen/ Teems & Teems Evans Welding
Oxford Law Firm Dwayne & Joy Hampton
Coosa Valley Communications United Community Bank
Turbo Sales & Leasing Jon Dennis
Family Care of Northwest GA George’s Kwik
Pace’s Construction Triple R Automotive, LLC
Gill’s Transport Randy Patty Trucking
Pine Ridge Outdoors Corner Garage
Romine Restorations KB Cabinets
North Georgia Sales, LLC Al Smith/ Farm Bureau
Herb’s Trading Company Cook & Connelly
Carlos Vicente Painting Mason Funeral Home
Bert’s Body Shop Coffman Funeral Home
Morrison & Associates Smith Ironworks
Georgia Power Rodney Lewis/Gill’s Towing
Sheriff Mark Schrader Performance Physical Therapy
PowerPlus Electrical Walmart Willow Tree Grill Bagley Oil
Parker Systems Ward Farms
Woodmen Life/Jason Taylor Truck Town
WSN Sales Southern Bedding
Triple J Logging Harvey’s South End Auto
First National Bank Pure Stop
Bill’s Heating & Cooling Carter & Sloope