Golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf and raised funds for the Clay County Community Foundation at its annual Golf Event at Brazil's Forest Park Golf Course on June 28.
More than 40 local businesses supported the fundraiser by sponsoring holes or teams and/or by donating gifts and prizes. Volunteers from the Elks Club, Clay County Lilly Scholars, the Clay County Community Foundation Board and others helped Gayla Thiemann, chairperson of the event.
Proceeds will be used for operating expenses allowing the Community Foundation to continue its work of benefiting the community.
The golfers enjoyed lunch, played golf, and carried off raffle prizes at the end of the day.
Y-96 Energy Radio broadcast from Forest Park Golf Course during the afternoon. Providence Medical Group served as the corporate sponsor for the event.
At the end of the day it was Clay County that benefited from this fundraising event.
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The following teams and individuals won prizes for their play --
First Place Low Gross Score: Gary Stewart, Steve Penman, Neil Brown and Steve O'Dell
Second Place Low Gross Score: Bill Waite, Molly Waite, Gary Waite and Roseanne Waite. The team was sponsored by Bill Sisson
First Place Peoria Handicap: Chad Gedrick, Kevin Fox, Greg Lowe, and Gary Stuck, sponsored by Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local #157
Second Place Peoria Handicap: John Howes, Mitch Lancaster, Mike Eberle and Leroy Howes, sponsored by State Farm Insurance
Longest Putt on Hole 1 and Hole 14: Gary Stewart
Longest Drive on 13: Austin Schutte
Longest Drive on 18: Andy Goshen
Closest to the Pin on 5: Ron McKee
Closet to the Pin on 2: Gail Weaver and Austin Schutte
Closest to the Pin on the Second Shot on 6: Jerry Laue, Mike Toney, Mike Dalton and Vincent Puccia, sponsored by St. Vincent Clay Hospital