ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ SUCCESS AT ROUND UP ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
AS ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND HILL RAISES $20,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY
RICHMOND HILL, GA – May 16th 2015 This May the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill had a rootin’ tootin’ time at the Richmond Hill City Center as over 150 people enjoyed a delicious country buffet, well dressed cowboys and cowgirls, line dancing and country music. Live music was provided by The Rogues, and Richmond Hill locals Carrie and Zeke Ondriezek won the 2-step dance contest. The most important part of the evening was that $20,000 was raised to help our local community, and the majority of the funds raised will be used to help senior citizens and supporting education.
Many Rotarians worked extremely hard to make the event a success. Teresa Merritt helped fellow Rotarian Beverly Cosmann decorate the City Center in a country and western theme and Teresa also led much of the line dancing. Auction Director, Emily Markesteyn oversaw a great effort which contributed over $8,000 to the total raised assisted by charismatic auctioneer Ted Flake.
Rich de Long, President of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill said “This year we took our fundraiser out west and had a rootin’ tootin’ good time into the bargain. I am personally thrilled that our club once again has the resources to make a difference to our community.”
Covered Wagon $1,000 sponsors included: Richmond Hill City Center, Station Exchange Senior Care, Ernest Signature Custom Homes, Coastal Endodontics, Ameris Bank, South State Bank, Coastal Electric Cooperative, First Bank of Coastal Georgia, James R.Gardner LLC, Henderson Law Firm LLC, McDonalds, Pittman Engineering Company, The Bryan County News and Reflections Magazine.
Stallion $500 sponsors included Southeastern Bank, ReMax Accent, Whit & Debbie Hollowell, Tom Sawyer, Alilyn Connection, Lanyard Development, Inc. and The Savannah Distillery Alehouse.
Wrangler $250 sponsors included Lesley Francis Public Relations, Megateeth Fossils, The F.A. Bartlet Tree Experts, Gaster Lumber, InterLINC, Cathy & Keith Gregory, FireFly, Yates Astro and Line-X.