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105 participate in 12th ACS Endowment Fund Golf Tournament

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The Ashe County Board of Education 12th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held July 17, with 105 players in a field of 26 teams participating in a captain’s choice round at Mountain Aire Golf Course.


“It was a huge success,” said ACS Coordinator of Classified Personnel Marcia Elledge.”The spirit was great and people were excited.”


“We had proceeds of close to $15,000,” she said. The proceeds go the ACS Endowment Fund to provide grants for teacher projects.


“The ACS Endowment Board and the Ashe County Board of Education extends a sincere thank you to all participants and sponsors,” Elledge said. “A special thank you to ACS Administration and Central Office Staff.”


Corporate sponsors for the event were Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, Carolina West Wireless and Skyline/Skybest


The “Hole-in-one sponsor” was Ashe County Ford.


Hole sponsors were American Emergency Vehicles, Ashe County High School, Ashe County Middle School, Ashelawn/Badger Funeral Homes, Blue Ridge Elementary School, and Faw, Folger & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, First Citizens Bank, First Financial/Wellington, Greene Architecture, Mountain View Elementary School, Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Scott Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Surry Insurance, Ultimate Property Maintenance, West Jefferson Chevrolet, Westwood Elementary School and Dr. Joel Yates, Jr., Family Dentistry.


Product sponsors were Ashe County Schools Child Nutrition Department, Earthgrains, Hardees of Jefferson, Lowes Foods, Dr. Pepper Bottling of West Jefferson, Pet Dairy and Walmart.


Team sponsors were K&K Stitch and Screen, Scott Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning and Individual Teams.


Donations and door Prizes were provided by Ashe County Cheese, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, Bohemia, Carolina West Wireless, Good Ole Days Ice Cream Shoppe and Everything has a Story.


Individual donations came from Jefferson Landing, Kimball Midwest, Life Store, Lowes Home Improvement, Mountain Aire Golf Course, Mountain Outfitters, Ralph Davis, Russell Sheets, Skyline, Shatley Springs Inn & Restaurant, Snap Photography, Southern States and Walmart.


Congratulations to the Winners:


1st Place Gross — Team Ralph Davis and Friends: Ralph Davis, Steve Smith, Tim Vannoy, Brian Meagher


2nd Place Gross — Team Greene Architecture: Donnie Johnson, Joe Thore, Wrenn Johnson, Gale Hurley


3rd Place Gross — Team American Emergency Vehicles: Jeff Dryer, Kenny Harless, Anthony Hamilton, Jeff Williamson


1st Place Net — Team Ashe County High School: Jason Krider, Any Puhl, Marc Payne, Dwight Furches


2nd Place Net — Team Carolina West Wireless: Michael Kennedy, Wes Minton, Hobie Davis, Ray Parker


3rd Place Net — Team – First Financial/Wellington: Vicki Mincey, Harold Miller, Ron Merritt, Neal Hardison


Longest drive:


White Tee – Andy Puhl


Gold Tee — Harvey Dail


Red Tee — Bessie Clay


Closest to the pin:


#1 – Josh Ferguson


#7 – Ray Parker


#14 - Buddy Ellison


#16 – Vicki Mincey

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