Tom Sherrill Memorial Golf Scramble at Union County Country Club a success

The Lick Creek Educational Foundation held its 8th annual Tom Sherrill Memorial Four-Person Golf Scramble on a beautiful Sept. 15 day at the beautiful Union County Country Club in Anna.

The event drew 27 teams and 108 golfers, which was up two teams from the previous year.  There were 75 hole sponsors this year.  The event was divided into two sessions, one at 8 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m.

A breakfast and noon luncheon were held with “Big” D and his team of cooks.  Don Denny, Matt Denny, and Steve Etters were the chefs.  The main sandwich was “Big” D’s pork steaks served along side of Mr. Boren’s pork and beans secret recipe.  Desserts were also available.

The foundations in its 10th year has now raised $175,000, which has been used for educational purposes only.  

Through the contributions an effort is being made to improve all educational endeavors with emphasis on teacher workshops and training.  Educational field trips for all students are now available throughout the year.

Special Recognition

The event would not be possible without the help of our community members.  

The foundation expressed its thanks to all individuals and business firms who helped make the golf scramble a success, and for helping to reach the $175,000 level since the inception of the foundation 10 years ago.

Hole Sponsors

Greg’s Truck Service (GTS)- Goreville, Dr. Swafford, MD, Mayor Steve Hartline, Stokes Dairy Farm Inc., Country Financial-Charlotte Clover, Rods Towing-Jonesboro; Beussink & Hickam PC-Anna.

Mike Meisenheimer, Country Financial Agent-Jonesboro; Postal Pal-R. Wade Dover-Anna; Edward Jones-Tim Mc Grath-Anna; The Gathering Place, Susan A. Whitemountain-Anna. 

Committee to Re-elect Max Miller, County Commissioner; Grover Mays Construction; Wells Dental Care, Mark & Ai-ran Wells, DDS-Anna; Dean Corbit Construction; Friends of Natalie Phelps-Finnie-State Representative.

Dr. Michael Cerny, MD-Anna; Goreville Concrete Products; Brad and Jeff Sherrill; Cheryl Sherrill; Anna Quarries, Inc.; Georgetown Apartments, Marlena and Scott Wright- Carbondale.

Committee to Elect Lance Meisenheimer for County Clerk; R & J Country Living, Ron and Janice Garner; Leigh Burns, Candidate for Union County Treasurer; Sun Loan Company-Anna; Juice Plus- Aubry Page.

William R. Cunningham; M.W. Seed Solutions, Mark Willmann; Scott Harvel- Union County Sheriff; Tyler Edmonds for Circuit Judge; Real Rehabilitation, P.C. Rachel Edmonds-Vienna. 

Goosehead Insurance-Mike Bigler-Anna; Ebenezer Hall Church-Carolyn Hammon, Barbara Sullivan-Buncombe; Taylor, Dodd & Wood Insurance-Anna; K&D Tree Service and Lawn Care; Whiffle Boys Pizza-Goreville; Rusty’s Home Center, Inc.- Anna.

H. Wes Wilkins, Attorney at Law-Anna; Dave’s Heating, Cooling & Electric-Anna; Whitney Accounting- Anna; Gurley & Son Heating and Cooling-Anna; Tri-State Motors Inc.-Anna; Jim Nash-Cobden.

Elks House Committee, B.P.O.E. 1641-Anna; Cameron and Sara Roberts-Dunbarton, NH; Ray Houseman Farms-Cobden; Blayne and Billie Holshouser-Anna; Fowler for Senate-Harrisburg; Southern & Central IL Laborers’ & Employers’ Cooperation Education Trust-Marion.

Shawnee Professional Services-Vienna; Baysinger Architects, PLLC- Marion; The Orthopedic Institute- Herrin; Delta Theta Tau Sorority-Anna; Crain Funeral Home & Cremation Service-Anna; William A. Ecker, III-State Farm-Marion.

Coad Chevrolet-Buick, Coad Ford-Anna; Mary Ellen and Bill Ecker Jr.-Jonesboro; Trainor Ag Products-Anna; Modern Woodman, Brenda Stokes-Anna; Klaine Construction-Murphysboro; Reynolds Mobile Homes-Jonesboro; Lick Creek PTO-Buncombe; Chamness Care, Inc.-Anna.

Tom Sherrill Memorial Golf Scramble Sponsors Recognized

Gold Sponsors

Those that contributed $1,000 or more are as follows:

ULLICO Management Company, Edward M. Smith, Silver Springs, Md.; Modern Woodmen of America, Nathan Shupe, Du Quoin.

Silver Sponsors

Those that contributed $500 or more are as follows:

Hall’s Service Company, Lisa and Aaron Hall, Buncombe; Collin Cain, Grassy Lake, Ware; Anna-Jonesboro National Bank, Anna; Larry and Brad Roberts, Modern Woodmen, Marion.

Bronze Sponsors

Those that contributed $250 or more are as follows:

Carl Rendleman, Midtown Pub LLC, Jonesboro; Matt Smith/Clint Taylor, Southern and Central LECET, Marion; Rod’s Towing and Gurley Heating and Air Conditioning, Crystal Gurley/Bumper Gurley, owners, Cobden and Jonesboro; Master’s Choice, Paula and Lynn Crabtree, Anna; Alexander County Sheriff’s Department, Jimmy Page, Cairo.

Assorted Scramble Sponsors/Gift Certificates/Duck Hunts/Items

Ron & Linda Sadler-Hickory Hog BBQ-Jonesboro; Walmart-Anna; Reppert Publications-Anna; Schaefer Excavating, LLC-Anna; Lisa Tomazzoli, ReMax Southern-Anna. 

Southern FS-Keith Ellis-gift certificate, Anna; Pizza Hut-Pizza certificates, Anna; Davis Pastries, gift certificate, Dixie BBQ-gift certificate, Jonesboro; Martin Auction, Jim Bowie knife for live auction-Anna; Stone Creek- two nights at Keller’s Crossing cabin stays-Makanda. 

Giant City Lodge, meal certificate-Carbondale; One 4-hour zipline ride-Goreville; Two rounds of golf for 4, Hickory Ridge Golf Course-Carbondale; Modern Woodmen-Two picnic tables for live auction.

Chuck Weilmuenster, 15 pounds lean beef-Anna; Cheryl Denny, cookies-Anna; Marion Cultural Center tickets, Becki Larsen; Blue Tooth Speaker, Verizon; Four Duck Hunts from Kent Treece Farms, Grassy Lake Farms and McMahan Farms-live auction.

Special Acknowledgement

Thanks to the Union County Country Club for the hospitality and service provided for the Tom Sherrill Memorial Golf Scramble.

Brandon Bierstedt provided Lick Creek School a setting for raising funds for the school’s educational endeavors.  A total of $21,150 has been raised at the time of this writing.  

Those who assisted with the fundraiser are as follows: Brent Boren, Jennifer Cook-Stokes, Adriene Trainor, Angie Alsip, Barb Smiley.  

Students who were on hand to assist were as follows: Brodie Denny, Aniyah Graham, Clayton Smith, Sandy Browning, Sophia Smiley, Will Smiley and Gracie Cook. 

This report could not be concluded without saying thank you to the 108 golfers.  Since the inception of the Tom Sherrill Memorial these same golfers have played nearly every year.  They all have a great understanding of the goals that the Lick Creek School has for the educational program.

Coach Ron, Foundation Member.


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