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The Barnesville Community Alumni Band held its second annual golf scramble on June 10, 2017. The weather was perfect as the 14 participating teams hit the links of The Cambridge Country Club. No successful event just happens it takes volunteers, organizers and most importantly sponsors and participants to make everything come together. Hole and prize sponsors included area businesses, civic organizations and individuals: D&J's Pizza Parlor, Campbell Plumly Milburn Funeral Home, Days Inn, The Goaliners, Rescare, Dairy Queen, Plumly Lawncare, Lashley Tractor Sales, Joe's Tire Pros, Generations Custom Designs, Corner Pharmacy, In Memory of Bill and Joanne Finnical by their children, Dick and Althea Thomas, In Memory of Dickie Carpenter, Mike and Gretchen Keylor, McCort Hauling, Jamby Styles by Mandy Bishop, Rexy's Tees, and Justin and Lori Wehr.
Country auction items were also donated by The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Cincinnati Reds, Carnegie Science Center, Roscoe Village, Washington Wildthings, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Roosters Restaurant, Salt Fork Lodge, COSI, The Pittsburgh Pirates, Convenient Food Mart of Barnesville, Blossom's, C.A. House Music, Cleveland Cavaliers, and KFC.
The 1st place Miller Tax Service Team of Matt Miller, Chris Miller, Damon Moore and Chon Ruiz cashed in $480 for the day. The 2nd place team representing the Barnesville Girls Basketball team received $360 in prize money: Jamie Carpenter, Nick Saffield, Justin Little, and Craig Carpenter. Nick Saffield also scored an additional prize for his closest to the pin shot. Third place and $240 went to Mike Podlasiak, Scott Craycraft, Ike Hayes, and Larry Buttler. Mr. Buttler had the longest drive of the day. The ladies were in on the action too. Coming in with the Longest Drive was Shannon Wilson and scoring Closest tothe Pin was Tracy Amos.
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants who played golf for a great cause. In addition to the Band Scholarship Award that the BCAB sponsors at BHS (given to a deserving band member each year), these funds will go to acquiring and repairing instruments so that both young and old can keep playing music in our schools and community. The Barnesville Community Alumni Band supports all area musicians and encourages anyone in the area to donate their unused instruments so that they can find their way into deserving hands.
Kudos to all who volunteered, the generous sponsors and golfing participants, and Shawn Thompson and the staff and members of The Cambridge Country Club.