Elks tournament raises 7-K for Student of the Month

September 7, 2005

Hood River Elks Lodge #1507 held their annual fund-raising golf tournament for the Elks’ Student of the Month program on Saturday morning at the Hood River Golf and Country Club. The annual event was once again generously supported by the community through sponsorships and donations.

Each month during the school year the Elks honor one boy and one girl from local high schools for Community Service and Citizenship. Students of the month receive a $100 award. At the end of the school year two Students of the Year (one boy and one girl) are chosen and awarded $1,500. Recognition awards of $250 for boys and girls are also given. In the program’s eight years, it has provided about $50,000 to local students.

This year’s fund-raiser netted $7,000, with 80 golfers playing in 20 4-person teams during the scrambler format tournament.

Winners:

First Low Gross:

Jim Osbourn

John Middleton

Ivan Middleton

Mark Freeman

Second Low Gross:

Bob Nickelsen

Chris Nickelsen

Claude Hansen

Jim Burrell

Third Low Gross:

Jim Clair

Fred Duckwall

Nathan Duckwall

Jason Duckwall

First Low Net:

Susan Gutzler

Karl Gutzler

Kari Gutzler

San Saichow

Second Low Net:

George Johnson

Scott Bailey

Les Henry

David Watson

Third Low Net:

John Rath

Loren Schwartz

Chad Wimmers

Ryan Wimmers

Women’s Long Drive:

Nicole Morton

Men’s Long Drive:

Chad Wimmers

Women’s Closest to the Pin:

Susan Gutzler

Men’s Closest to the Pin:

Ivan Middleton

Women’s Short Drive:

Kari Gutzler

Men’s Short Drive:

Terry McShane

Closest to 150 Yard Marker:

John Middleton

Special Thanks:

On behalf of the Hood River Elks 1507 Student of the Month Golf Tournament Committee, “Thanks to all the players and volunteers. Without their support, this tournament would not be as successful.”

Hole Sponsors

Morgan Paint, Ed and Harriet Kelly, Diamond Fruit Company, John Annala, Financial Center Mortgage, Lariza Orchards, Halliday Orchards, HR Liquor Store, HR Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Don Nunamaker Realtors, State Farm/Terry McShane, McIsaac’s Store, HR Plumbing & Heating, Peggy Murphy Realtor, Upper Valley Veterinary and HR Ford Mercury.

½ Hole Sponsors

Apland Jewelers, All Animal Care Clinic, Columbia Gorge Beverage, Cascade Market, Feller Logging, Chamberlin Distributing Co., Columbia River Bank, Duckwall-Pooley Fruit Co., Hood River Glass, Hood River News, Les Schwab Tires, Mark Laurence/DeannaDeVore, Nickelsen Orchards, NW Farm Credit Services, Paul Henne’s Radio Shack, Santacroces’ Italian Restaurant, Sato Orchards, Schlosser Machine Shop, US Bank, Valley Ag Services, Your Rental Center.

Donors To Raffle, Silent Auction, and Other:

1301 Diner, All Seasons Sports, Annz Panz, Artisan Shop, At Home, Bev’s Flower Basket, China Gorge, Clarence Neville, Curves, Dave Martin, Diamond Fruit Growers, Discover Bicycles, Domino’s Pizza, E&L Auto Parts, Egg Harbor, Elliot Glacier Public House, Encore Video, Frolik, Full Sail Brewing Co., G.Willlker’s Toy Shoppe, Gift House, Heights Shell, Hershner and Bell, Hess Road Farms, Hickory Farms, Hogg & Davis, Hood River Coffee, Hood River Distillers, Hood River Ford Mercury, Hood River Golf, Hood River Grower Shippers, Hood River Hotel, Hood River Liquor, Hood River Parks and Recreation, Hutson Museum, Kate Bailey, Luhr Jensen, Mary Jones, Mary Neville, Mt. Hood Railroad, Mt. Hood Winery, Mt. View Cycles, New York City Sub Shop, Orchard Lanes, Peggy Murphy, Perin-Mowen, Inc., Photo Reflections, Pietro’s Pizza, Pine Grove Grocery, Ranch Drive-In, Rosauers Supermarket, Safeway, Sears, Shear Shoppe, Sheppards, State Farm/Terry McShane, Storm Warning, Hood River, Studio 10 Salons, The Wine Sellers, Tum-a-Lum, Twiggs, Wal-Mart, Waucoma Book Store, Wells Fargo Bank.

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