Board President Dave Layne reports that the 19th Annual Sebring Meals On Wheels Golf Scramble, held Saturday, Nov. 3, at Harder Hall, was deemed a success. The scramble started with a shotgun start of 76 golfers. A putting contest after the scramble rounded out the day’s events.
The golfers received a continental breakfast at check-in, sponsored by Mary Margaret and Paul Staik, with orange juice and a couple of trays of authentic Cuban pastries.
After the play, the lunch of brats and burgers was hosted by Harder Hall Golf Club, where prizes were awarded.
The members of the winning Flight 1 team, Annett Bus Line, Bill Davis, Rene Brown, Mike Moore, and Kaleb Saunders, scored 17 under par, for 55. Taking second in Flight 1, Golf Hammock team of Jason Laman, Joel Walkup, Jett Dexter, Jr., and Salaw Hummingbird, scored 16 under par, for 56.
Flight 2 winning team Family Elder Law, Jason Penrod, Jim Christensen, Michael Hazen, and Scott LeConey, posted a score of 12 under par, scoring 60. Second place was awarded to the Palms of Sebring team of JD Baird, Samuel Wilson, Darren Townsend, and Fred Miner with a score of 6 under par, 66.
First place winning team for Flight 3 for Positive Medical, Michael Isom, Pete Dillon, Jim Lewis, and Eric Alphonse, 67, five under par. Second place team Alan Jay, David Edelson, Jeremy Bover, David Isaacs, and Rusty Walker, 70, for two under par.
The putting contest and the Hole-In-One were sponsored by, Positive Medical, one of the Platinum Corporate Sponsors. Kim Reed and Helen Ferry with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Realty is also a Platinum Corporate Sponsor. Sponsoring Closest to the Pin Contests and Longest Drive Contests was Alan Jay Automotive Network.
Family Elder Law, Sunny Hills Assisted Living Facility, Alan Jay Automotive Network, Sebring Grand Prix Car Wash, and Annett Bus Lines are the Gold Sponsors for the event.
Corporate Sponsors for the event are: Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Lamp, Highlands News Sun, Office Depot, Carlos Ramon, CPA; Cohan (Highlands) Radio Group; The Palms of Sebring; Artistic Frames, Graphics, Signs; and Century Storage. Swag Bag sponsors are Century Storage, CenterState Bank and Comfort Keepers
The hole sponsors include: McLure and Lobozzo--Attorneys at Law, Robbins Nursery, Malcolm C. Waters, Jr. Caretaking Inc., Taylor Oil Company, Cochran Brothers Roofing, Inc., Albritton Insurance Services, William J. Holth DDS PA, CenterState Bank, Phil’s Harmonics, Comfort Keepers, E.O. Koch, Kevin M. Strathy MD PA, Smoak Groves Inc., Bates Sons and Daughters Inc., Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Florida Hospital Heartland, Heartland Periodontics P.A., Lawn Masters of Highlands Inc., Publix Supermarkets Inc. Wells Insurance, Knights of Columbus--Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Musselman Appliance and TV, and drivers John and Chloe Culkin, Sally and Al Pals, Dave Layne and Jerry O’Neal, James E. and Natalie Smith, and Kathy and Bert Acker.
A golf cart was donated to Sebring Meals On Wheels and a raffle was held prior to the Golf Scramble. When the winning name was drawn, the winner, Patsy Young, declined the win, asking her husband, Mike Young, a board member for Sebring Meals On Wheels, to hold an impromptu raffle during the golfers’ lunch. The winner is James Hayes.
Julia Mercer had the winning raffle ticket for the beverage cart with contents of various bottles of liquor, glassware, and other bar items.
The 50/50 cash raffle was won by Paul Staik, who gave the winnings of $250 back to the Sebring Meals On Wheels program.
Door prizes awarded were from local stores, restaurants, and professionals. The Silent Auction items were from Premier Boat Tour in Mt. Dora, Florida Hospital, Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens-Tampa, Bok Tower Gardens, Mussleman’s Appliance, Vanity Hair Salon, Highlands Jewelers, Tampa Bay Downs Skyview Dining, Bob Evans, Food for Thought, and Wauchula State Bank.