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Helping Hand Offers Thanks And Kudos To Golf Tourney Partners And Players

By Vicki L. George

The Bandera County Helping Hand Charity Golf Tournament was a rousing success. Helping Hand cleared $8646.50 and all of it stays here to serve our neighbors in need. We cannot thank the Flying L Guest Ranch enough for their help, support and encouragement.
Helping Hand also thanks all the sponsors who invested in this endeavor and made it the huge success it was: Our Lead Sponsors were Bandera First State Bank; Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc.; and Buddy and Marianne Sandidge.
The "Holding Our Hand" Sponsors were Tex-X's Retirement Services, Ltd, San Antonio; The Apple Store, Medina; Germania Insurance, Cohn Insurance Agency, Lakehills; and Bandera County Christian Fellowship.
The Hole Sponsors were Burns Garden Center, Leon Springs; Stephen Sells, DVM; William DuBose, DDS; Michael Douville, CPA; Peggy Huffman; Hondo National Bank; Bandera Auto Center; Calvert Heath Homes, San Antonio; Edward Jones, Jim Hart, Bandera; Bandera Bank; Hill Country Embroidery; D'Spain Sales & Service, Inc.; Gardner Welding Service; Bandera Wine & Spirits; Hill Country Telephone Cooperative; Camp Verde General Store; The Old Timer, Medina; Cowboy Capital Cleaners, Bandera; Woodman of the World Family Lodge; Bandera Computers; Medina Storage Units; G & D Steel Co., Inc.; The Gift Shop at Dixie Dude Ranch; Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Bandera Fitness; Jim Chastain Excavation; Bandera County Farm Bureau Insurance, David Immel; Dairy Queen; Bandera Veterinary Clinic; Vincent's Automotive; Pipe Creek Water Well, Inc.; East Verde Creek Golden Retrievers; Wells Fargo; Buddy and Marianne Sandidge; John Teich Construction; Carol H. Graves, CPA; Nolan Pool Service; River Front Motel; The Farm Country Club; and Bandera Tri-County Home Health.
Helping Hand is also grateful to these donors: Delmar Potter; Gail Cooper; Laura Tuttle, Hill Country Wholesale Distributors; MacNaughton Insurance Agency; Gary Johnston; Richard Galland; and Dave Busby.
Our appreciation goes to donors of items for the silent auction, the door prizes and the gift bags: Gingerbread House; Flying L Guest Ranch; Butch Eby; Busbee's Bar-B-Que; Fellow's Auto Parts; Bandera County Farm Bureau; Bandera Style Custom Leather and Western Art; Laura White; Jeff Peterson, Artist; Jim Keller; Jesse Parks; Amador Lugo, Mi Casita; Lloyd's Diamonds; Morris Kaye & Sons; Flying L Pro Shop; and The Dominion Country Club.
Special thanks go to the Gibson Sisters who so graciously provided our entertainment during the barbecue dinner after the tournament.
Congratulations go to all our tournament winners: The Longest Drive was won by Alan Sing of First State Bank; Closest to the Pin was won by Willard Hill and Roland Barthels.
First place team was comprised of John Stith, Max Konz, Trey D'Spain and Travis D'Spain.
Second place team included Roland Barthels and Bill Sheppard.
Third place team was made up of David Busby, Jeff Hayes, Mike Skeen and W. L. Dunbar.
Helping Hand extends our warmest thanks to everyone who contributed to making this golf tournament such a tremendously successful event.