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Harvest House of Hope Golf Tournament a swinging success

The Harvest House of Hope held their fourth annual golf tournament fundraiser last week at Crooked Oak Golf Course, where they hosted 32 teams and raised enough money to provide new flooring for their residential, recovery home.

The tournament had two tee times with a lunch catered by Café Lele.

Winners of the tournament included Mike Blackstock, Jason Blackstock, Mike Wentzell and Ryan Layfield all of Albany, who took home a grand prize of $400.

The second place team was Jason Priest, Bill Ducati, Jason Lockhart and Eric Jarrett.

Mike Irwin of Albany took home a prize Callaway Rogue Driver for closest to the pin, while Cole Pitts won an Odyssey Putter for the longest drive.

Harvest House of Hope Director Cissie Franklin also added a new category this year for Best Overall Gross Champions, which included Aeron Durden, Mark Cleveland, Ed Wilkin and Garrett Van.

Franklin said the tournament was extremely successful and she is thankful to all the patrons and sponsors who helped make it possible.

Last year, the tournament helped raise enough money to pay off the van the Harvest House of Hope purchased two years ago. However, this year the money will go toward new flooring.

Franklin said the Harvest House of Hope suffered damage during Hurricane Michael, and while the roof was able to be replaced, the flooring put in was only temporary. Now, the renovation can be completed with permanent flooring, making the women calling the Harvest House of Hope “home” feel more comfortable in their surroundings.

For more information on the Harvest House of Hope, visit www.harvesthouseofhope.com