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Chamber holds annual golf tournament Monday
by Alika Rosser
Oct 14, 2008 | 2933 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bill Kent practices his swing as playing partners Jason Barnes (left) and Brad Prosser look on during Monday’s Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.
Bill Kent practices his swing as playing partners Jason Barnes (left) and Brad Prosser look on during Monday’s Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.
The Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament at the Lake Jonesco Golf Course Monday. This 68-year-old, 18-hole course accommodated 23 four-member teams with registration at 12:30 p.m. and a 1:00 p.m. start time. After the tournament, players enjoyed dinner and an awards program at the club.

“We would like to thank the participants of the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, our generous sponsors, and the Lake Jonesco Golf Course staff for allowing us to hold our tournament at such a wonderful facility,” said Chamber Director of Tourism and Public Relations Carmen Copeland.

“Congratulations to the three first flight winners, Colonnade Apartments, Security Bank, and Tri-County EMC, on their victory. We hope our Chamber members had a good time with this beautiful weather and great event.”

Tournament player Mickey Parker of Piedmont Community Bank said, “This is fun, and we are having a great time. It is an annual event for the bank to have a team in the tournament, and we are sort of fine-tuning our skills. We appreciate the Chamber putting this tournament on and the fellowship we have while we are out here.”

The tournament provided great golfing, networking, good food, and exciting raffles for items such as AirTran airline tickets, a membership to the Lake Oconee Shooting Club, and several door prizes donated from businesses across Jones County.

Participants also had the opportunity to win prizes for closest to the pin, longest putt made, longest drive, and last place. Those that made a hole in one shot had the chance to win a new Ford Fusion courtesy of Riverside Ford of Macon.

“Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) is a comprehensive institution; we are in seven counties in Central Georgia and Jones County being one of them,” said James M. Harvey, Jr., director of CGTC public relations and information. “Being a sponsor is our way not only to promote the college and the programs we have here, but it’s a way that we as an institution can give back to the communities that we serve.”

While most residents were preparing for work Monday morning, these participants were raising money for a great cause in a very enjoyable way. The tournament is a fund-raiser activity for the Chamber, and a portion of the proceeds raised will help fund the annual Jones County/Gray Veteran’s Celebration This event honoring the current veterans of the armed forces will be held at the W.E. Knox Civic Center on Nov. 8 at 1:00 p.m.

Copeland said, “We hope everyone enjoyed the fellowship and can’t wait to see everyone in November for the Veteran’s Celebration. It will be a great patriotic event!”

For more information on the 2008 Veterans Day Celebration, contact Chamber Membership Coordinator Robin Jones at 986-1123 or
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