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Good turnout, great weather help Breckenridge Chamber raise money for BHS senior scholarships 

Good turnout, great weather help Breckenridge Chamber raise money for BHS senior scholarships 
September 20
08:39 2020

By Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

With sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s for most of the day, golfers couldn’t have asked for better weather as they turned out Saturday, Sept. 19, to hit the links to help raise money for scholarships for Breckenridge High School 2021 seniors.

“We had a good turnout today, it was a beautiful day outside and we had 34 teams,” said Carrie Holson executive director of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and Ball Drop, held in memory of Johnny Bates, is the first event the chamber has been able to hold since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Holson said she was very happy with the turnout and the support the community and local businesses gave to the event.

“I think that all of our sponsors and our businesses stepped up and they really were good about helping,” she said. “I think they’ve realized we’ve had to cancel several events, which was unfortunate, and they are excited because this is the first event we got to hold since COVID started. So everybody was real supportive making sure we got to see that happen.”

Chamber Annual Banquet and other events

Holson said because of COVID-19 concerns, the chamber board decided to cancel its annual banquet and auction that had been scheduled for Nov. 14 .

“We have canceled it for this year,” she said. “We’re trying to plan another event for the spring.”

However, she said, they still have several upcoming events planned, including the Sloan Everett Pure Country Pedal Memorial Bike Ride, Saturday, Oct. 17; Community-wide Sidewalk/Garage Sale, Saturday, Oct 17; Walker Street Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 30; Mingle & Jingle, Friday, Nov. 20; and the Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 12.

Chamber encouraging the community stay local with their holiday shopping

Holson said local businesses are still feeling some of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but she thinks they’ve been good at being creative in ways to promote their businesses.

“I feel like it’s getting a little better for everybody in some aspects, and then there’s some that are still struggling, trying to recover,” she said. “But I feel like the businesses have been so proactive for themselves.”

She said one thing people in the community need to keep in mind is the holiday season is coming up and its really going to be an important time for local business.

“I hope people will really remember them,” she said. “They’re the people who support the baseball team, and the Little Leagues and all the different things throughout the year. So we need to support them and show our love to them. Especially with the upcoming holidays and Christmas coming up, do your shopping local.”

Golf Tournament Results

1st – Dean Hayhurst & Lane Massey
2nd – Kyle Sargent & Tanner Swayne
3rd – Wade Toombs & Cam Toombs

1st – Bobby Rust & James Curtis
2nd – Ronnie Langford & Jenny Holt
3rd – Carlos Valdez & Alex Contreras

1st – Blair Vick & Chris Heidelberg
2nd – Rhone Parks & Steffan Moore
3rd – Virgil Moore & Vince Moore

1st – Wade Farmer & Jonathan Osborn
2nd – David Scott & Gabriel Perez
3rd – Wally Wallace & Chris Wallace

Tommy Wolfe

Jenny Holt

Dean Hayhurst

LONGEST DRIVE – Senior (65+)
Mike Loggains

Ronnie Langford

Austin Dooley (left) watches as Parker Landon makes a putt during the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop on Saturday, Sept. 19. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


Cutline, top photo: Chris Curtis dumps a tub of golf balls from the top of a lift during the Golf Ball Drop at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop on Saturday. Ronnie Langford’s golf ball landed in the hole, winning him the $500 Visa gift card donated by Resist-All Electric. Donnie Sechrest with Sechrest Construction provided and operated the lift. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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