WMCA 3rd Annual Golf Tournament for heating emergency funds
EAST WILTON - Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) Housing & Energy Services hosted their 3rd annual golf tournament at Maple Lane Golf Course in Livermore recently, raising $2,500.
"The money raised will assist households in Franklin County with minor heating system repairs so people can remain in their homes," WMCA Housing and Energy Program Manager Bill Crandall said. "These funds help when federal heating assistance is not available."
Richard Jackson, WMCA energy auditor, organized the event again this year. An avid golfer, the annual fundraiser was an event Jackson suggested three years ago. "Without Richard's time, effort, and expertise, the tournament would never have been created," Crandall said. He also noted that WMCA will be able help several households with the fund, as the result of generous donors and participants in the event. "Dave Weston at the Club House Tavern and Rick Carlton of Maple Lane Golf Course made the day enjoyable for everyone," Crandall added.
The winners of this year's tournament are as follows: the team of Winona Davenport, Duane Stefani, David Anderson and Brad Orbeton took low gross; Rich Zink, Ron Gilboe, Jim Paradis and Steve Maki took second low gross; Kim Gooch, Erick Apland, Mary Flint and Bill Elledge took first low net; and the team of Everett Conkey, Chris Luce, Bill Crandall and Richard Jackson took second low net; Erick Apland was closest to the pin on Hole #3; and Everett Conkey was closest to the pin on Hole #12.
Sponsors for the event included Bangor Savings Bank, Hilltop Collision Center, Jo's Hair Fashions, Howie's Welding, F&E Builders, Upright Frameworks, Kyes Insurance, Hight Chevrolet, Franklin Chrysler, The Hatchery, Franklin Savings Bank, Franklin Printing and Radio Shack, Otis Federal Credit Union, Joyce, David & Hanstein, P.A., Madore's Market, and Jolly & Associates.
"Without their help and community spirit and dedication to the Franklin County area, the people served with this fund would not be able to remain in their homes" Crandall said. "We hope those who attended this year will tell others how much fun they had, so the tournament can continue to grow. This will assist our neighbors in need, and will help them stay in their homes."
Anyone interested in helping people with heating systems that have failed may visit WMCA's website http://wmca.org/donatevolunteer/.