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Santa In Uniform Raises Almost $12,000 With Golf Tournament

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:

Raffle Sponsors

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

Tee Sponsors


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

Allen-Smith Consulting