Golf event raised $16,000 for Village of Progress

OREGON — Enthusiastic golfers and generous supporters helped raise more than $16,000 at this year’s John Herrmann Memorial Golf Play Day.
Funds raised support attendance grant program which assists people that lack government funding to attend the Village of Progress. One hundred and thirty three golfers played in the event. Generous sponsors, gracious donors, along with fun participants and volunteers were the key to a successful day. Those who attend the Village are truly fortunate to have such supportive friends.   
Oregon Subway donated sub sandwiches, Woody Buick and William Manny Insurance donated special hole-in-one premiums. Two wonderful highlights this year included: the first hole in – congratulations to Mark Tremble — and the winning team from Blount/Woods Equipment donated the cash they won back to the Village.
Sponsors included Blount/Woods Equipment, Byron Bank, Wanda Cacciatore, John Canova, Central Bank Illinois, Gary andSusan Davis, Don and Nancy Etnyre, E.D. Etnyre, Mike and Renee Fager, Fearer, Nye & Chadwick, Doris & Gary Ferb, Franchescos Restaurant, Bill Geist, Generations at Neighbors, H.A. International, Harvard State Bank, Hub International, Knights of Columbus Oregon, Kobel Family, KSB Partner in Health, Paul Lieving, Manning Insurance Co., Martin & Co. Excavating, Merlin’s Greenhouse & Flowers, Northern Illinois Football Officials, Oregon/Dixon Autobody, Oregon Snyder Pharmacy & Ace Hardware, Butch Peters, Sauk Valley Bank, Savant Capital Management, Jim Sibigtroth, F.N. Smith Corp., Smith, Birkholz & O’Brien, Sterling Federal, Stillman Bank, Frank and Dianne Swingel, Mark and Kathi Tremble and Youngberg Industries.
Bidding wars occurred on baseball tickets donated by Jim Sibigtroth, Kelly Wirth and Dan Bellino.
Jim Kaufman at Super Value made the pick your prize raffle a success by donating and hand selecting beer and wine.


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