Harvest House of Hope has great second annual fundraiser

Published 3:09 pm Friday, July 26, 2019

Harvest House of Hope, a faith-based residential recovery home for women, recently held their charity golf tournament on July 12, at Crooked Oaks Golf Course, where all of the proceeds went towards the purchase of a new van for the women to attend church and participate in community service work.

Located in northern Decatur County, the Harvest House of Hope is a non-profit, long-term home that provides a place for women to become productive members of their families and communities.However, without the support of the community, donations and volunteers it wouldn’t be possible.

“This year we exceeded our expectations,” Executive Director Cissie Franklin said.

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The tournament format was a four person scramble, with 27 teams in participation.

The first place team included Mike Wentzell, Ryan Layfield, Mike Blackstock and Darin Hall, who won a $400 cash prize. The second place team, who won a $200 cash prize, consisted of Reese Vann, Andrew Collins, Wes Vann and Garrett Vann.

Keith Middleton was awarded for having the longest drive of the tournament, and Sam Fletcher was awarded for hitting closest to the pin. Other participants were given goody bags and had the opportunity to win door prizes throughout the day.

Franklin is thankful to all of the sponsors who made the day possible.

“Without you, it wouldn’t have been the success it was,” she said.

Southwind Plantation was the platinum sponsor, while Robert M. Beauchamp, Attorney at Law and Shaw Industries were the gold sponsors. Silver sponsors included Café Lele and Vivie Kat Boutique. Bronze sponsors were Carolina Carports and Shallow Seas Charters. Team sponsors included Agri AFC, A West, Bella’s, Dean Chrysler, Dothan Awning, Live 101.9, Point Broadband, Southwest Baptist Church, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, The Lead Dispensary, The Meathouse and Uncle Bill’s Pizza.

Hole sponsors for the tournament were Action GM, Action Tree Removal, AgPro Cairo, Ameris Bank, Bean & Berry Café, Christie’s Portable Restrooms, Circle B Contracting, CocaCola, Dairy Queen, Daniel White, Family Bank, Finnicum Motor Company, First National Bank, First State Bank, Five Star Credit Union, Green Circle Farms, Inland, Joe Durham Jr. PC, Attorney at Law, JP Cycles, Lance Wilson, Lane Rich Insurance Agency, Larry Miles, Mike Floyd Paving, Parker Paints, Pepsi,  People’s South, Print Services Inc., Rathel’s Auto Sales, Rathel’s C&R Auto Parts & Collision, Reeve’s, RX Drug Center, Stone’s Home Center, Southern Harvest Equipment, Southwest Baptist Church, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Southwest Georgia Oil, The Clenney Agency, The Gift Shop, Home Depot, Toole’s Cakes and Deli, Tyler A. Inlow, Wholesale Battery, Tire and Auto and Yates Concrete.

In addition, Franklin thanks her patron sponsors, all of whom gave generous donations.