To the editor:
I would like to thank everyone involved in making our fifth-annual gold scramble a success. This year's event was held the Turkana Golf Course on July 18. Five years ago, Ron Ferrell and Buzzy Kalivoda began this scramble to raise funds for the many civic and charitable activities performed by Post 86 throughout the year. After that first tournament, Ron died. Now, our event honors his memory.
"Mr. Food" Ferrell served as general manager of our American Legion baseball team for many years and continues to be missed by all who knew him.
We wish to thank the staff at Turkana for hosting our event. And a special thanks to Buzzy, the scramble committee, the cooks, bartenders, dinner servers and the Post 86 Women's Auxiliary.
We want to thank the individuals and businesses that donated monetarily as well as with door prizes. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated: Abdalla's Tavern; Anderson-Campbell Insurance Agency; Athena's of Weirton; Auto Zone; B&W Tire; Baby Boyz BBQ; Bella C's Pizza, Wellsville; Boathouse Restaurant; Car-Laine's Florist; Cassie's Unisex Styling Center; Cattrell Cos. Inc.; Cheryl's Diner; Choice Brands of Ohio; Clarke Funeral Home; Dallas Mobile Home Court; Dave's Barber Shop; DiCarlo's Pizza; Domino's Pizza; Dove Restaurant; Downtown Bakery; Eagles; Eaton Corp.; First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union; Foster Funeral Home; Frog's Place; Golden House Chinese Restaurant; Henry and Sons Plumbing and HVAC; Herb's Auto Service; Heritage Complete Home Care; Hoge's Restaurant; Iggy's Pizza and Pasta; Insurance Station; Iron City Distributing Co.; Joel's Place Barber Shop; Lancelot's; Mama G's Pizza; Margaret's Cafe; Mario's Restaurant, Weirton; McDonald's; Newbrough Photos; Perk's Boutique and Gifts; Post 86 firing squad and trustees; Puffers Stuff; RYO Tobacco Outlet; Pytash Country Pride; Real McCoy Machine Co.; Riesbeck's Food Markets in Toronto and Wintersville; Sally's Hallmark; Schrickel Chiropractic; Sheer Designs; Shooters Bar and Grill; Skyline Diner at Salem Airpark; Sleep Inn of Bolivar; Sons of the American Legion; State Farm Insurance; Station Grille, Wellsburg; Steubenville Bakery; Subway; Superior Distributors, Austintown; Tones Tan and Fitness; Toronto Apothecary; Toronto Auto Parts; Toronto Dairy Isle; Toronto Transmission; Tucker's Tavern; US Bank; Valley Converting; Vaughn's Pub and Grill; Vocelli Pizza; attorney David Vukelic; Wellsville Eagles 772; Wellsville Elks 1040; Wellsville Legion Post 70; Wellsville VFW 5647; Whitefront Cafe; YMCA Wellsness Center; Yummy's; Cadiz Country Club; golf courses including Beaver Creek Meadows, Bec-Wood Hills, Blackmoor, Brooke Hills Park Par 3, Carroll Meadows, Castle Shannon, Flying B, Fort Cherry Golf Club, Indian Run, Mountaineer's Woodview, Rolling Acres, Spring Hills, Turkana, Wilkshire and Zoar; Mike Biasi; Dave Board; Cinder Chambers; Lori Chetock; Buzzy Cattrell; Rick Coil; Don Clarke; Le Ellen Dallas; Paul Duchin; Bert Engle; Jeff Foster; Jay Foster; Helen Marie Grimm; Eric Henry; Rachel (Antinone) Hoagland; Joe Keena; Goldie Lithva; Babe Miller; Art Myers; Jerry Peach; Loren Pipo; Novella Rauch; Barb Rhodes; Dr. Thad and Stephanie Schrickel; Dave Starr; Diane Tharp; John Trifonoff; and Mike Swearingen.
Thanks to all the golfers who participated. I hope you all had fun and we'll see you next year.