Darren Doyle, story and photos:
It was another successful day for one of the county's most supported benefit organizations, Santa's Helping Hands, in their annual charity golf scramble.
Over $6,500 was raised at the event on Saturday, September 19th, which was held at Shady Hollow Golf Course.
The local charity has several events throughout the year in addition to the golf scramble, which include multiple big-ticket prize raffles and the annual auction held each November. The funds go to purchase Christmas gifts for underprivileged seniors and children in Edmonson County, necessities for those in need, and sometimes relief for disasters in the county. All board members and workers in the organization are 100% volunteers and no one receives any compensation for their work.
Co-founder and board member Mark Wardlow said he was once again humbled by this year's event.
"I know I say this after every event we have, but we're so thankful for another successful day," he said. "We had beautiful weather and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves for a great day of golf and raising money for those in our county that need it the most. We're also thankful for our sponsors and volunteers that help make this possible every year."
This year's title sponsors were Rafferty's, Alford's Pharmacy, and A Plus Family Healthcare. Other main sponsors were Shady Hollow Golf Club, the Edmonson Voice, Jacob's Furniture, and Stile Homes.
The 2020 Santa's Helping Hands Charity Auction is still being organized and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 7th at the Community Center.