CHIPLEY, FL (Goulding Agency) The Chipley, Florida Kiwanis Club held the annual Marvin Engram Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Sunny Hills Golf Course in Washington County.
Typically attracting around 20 teams, the golf tournament has been one of the most successful events in the recent history of the Chipley Kiwanis Club.
Brandon Lovering, President of One South Bank in downtown Chipley headed up the tournament this year, along with help from the entire Kiwanis membership, and he was overall pleased with this year’s event.
‘We had to cancel and reschedule the tournament due to extreme weather this year’, says Lovering, ‘and we really appreciate the community support we received. We understand that it’s not always easy to contribute, but our community partners can be sure that all this money stays right here in our community, and goes to a good cause’.
The club donates many thousands of dollars toward activities centered around children in the course of the year, from providing reading sessions at ‘Head Start’ to preschoolers to funding ‘Project Graduation’ in the high schools.
Many local businesses and individuals contributed, as team and hole sponsors, and Lovering says, ‘This event is one of which we are very proud and we appreciate all the efforts of our supporting community’.
On June 25 the Chipley Kiwanis Club will serve free watermelon slices to any who attend the annual Watermelon Festival, of which One South Bank is a Presenting Sponsor, at the Washington County Ag Center, starting at 10AM.
Debbie Goulding, president of local public relations firm The Goulding Agency and publisher of ‘Real Florida Magazine’ has documented the watermelon event in photos and video for 10 years.
‘We invite everyone to join with us for all the music, food and fun of this year’s festival’, says Goulding. ‘It’s hot but there are a number of ways to stay cool, including the free, cold and juicy watermelon slices from the Kiwanis Club’.
You may view more photos, along with video clips from these events, on Facebook at Real Florida Magazine and online at www.RealFloridaMagazine.org, and listen to business leaders discussing these events on FPTC Radio, the voice of Florida Panhandle Technical College, at www.FPTCRadio.com.