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Record number attends Habitat for Humanity event

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By Robin Bass

The day started out cool – hovering around the low 50s – and gradually warmed to a comfortable high of 80 degrees with barely a cloud in sight. Event organizers could not have ordered a better day for the 4th Annual Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble.

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Whether it was the picture-perfect day or the chance to help out for a good cause, a record number of golfing enthusiastists turned out to participate in the yearly fundraiser.

“Incredible. That’s the only word to describe it,” said Sue Schaffer, SCHFH public relations committee member. “We were blessed with a record setting 23 teams.”

Twenty-three teams comprised of 92 golfers took to the links at Tanglewood Golf Course June 6 for a day of friendly competion. There was a putt competion and several chances to win hole-in-one prizes. Schaffer said that one lucky – or not-so-lucky – golfer came within one inch of the cup, nearly missing the chance at winning prizes like two round-trip airline tickets or a John Deere Gator. Golfers were also treated to door prizes, a filling lunch including hamburgers and brats, raffle items and goodie bags.

While there was plenty of entertainment for all, the name of this golf game was about raising money. As one of SCHFH’s biggest fundraisers, this year’s golf scramble raised over $5,800.

“We couldn’t have had such great success without dedicated volunteers, generous sponsors, donors and, of course, the golfers,” said Schaffer.

Among the list of dedicated sponsors is Sam Lawson, of Hartland Equipment Sales, who has been an integral part of the event for the past three years said Schaffer.

“We are also indebted to the generosity and guidance of Tanglewood Golf Club. The course was in great shape!” she said. “We’d really like to name all the people and businesses who donated to the scramble, here, but there are so many.”

A complete list of donors and sponsors can be seen at www.SpencerCountyHFH.com. Visitors to the website can also enjoy a slide show of photographs taken during the daylong event.

“Because of such terrific support, we’ve been able to send a tithe to Honduras where a home is now being built,” said Schaffer.

SCHFH is also currently looking for a land donation to build their next home in Spencer County. For more information, check out their website or email Bill Drury at president@spencercountyhfh.com, or Scott Street at vicepresident@spencercountyhfh.com.