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Annual Golf Tournament Recap: Sun, Golf and Prizes

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce's Annual Golf Outing sponsored by Williams and played at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course started with bright sun, cool air, and strong breezes and ended with 30 teams enjoying the world-famous Knoebels roasted chicken dinner.  It would be hard to find a day more perfect than this one.

Golfers moved through registration at a brisk pace thanks to Chamber Ambassadors Sandy Cole, Lauren Duane, Michelle Boone, Denise Stone, Ruth Wardrop, and Chamber Administrative Assistant Brenda Flanagan.  With over $2,000 value in prizes across several contests, Chamber Board Directors Renee Gerringer and Tim Wagner had their hands full directing our golfers to see all of the amazing things provided by Chamber members.

Before taking to their ServPro-sponsored golf carts at 1:00, golfers were fueled for the day filled with a lunch of hot dogs, cheeseburgers, chips, and soda sponsored by the Community Giving Foundation and First Keystone Community Bank.

Chamber President Chris Berleth served as a self-proclaimed, "host with the most", enjoying the opportunity to meet with members between drives while manning the snack cart, complete with candy, chips, water provided by ServPro, and specialty sodas provided by Catawissa Bottling Company.  (On several occasions, Chris had to restock the ever-popular Sarsparilla for thirsty golfers!)

The day came to a close with the above-mentioned chicken dinner and the announcement of the flight and contest winners. The first flight saw a tie between the Kawneer team of Bruce Schlichter, Mark Hepler, Jason Smith, and Maxx Wrobel and the ServePro Team of Sean McCabe, Doug Ritter, James Trojan, and Ryan Booth winning a ticket package including tickets to Arts In Bloom, The Bloomsburg Fair, and Knoebels, and $50 gift cards to the Inn and Brewery at Turkey Hill respectively.

The second flight was led by the Commercial Stainless team of Brian Wawroski, Fred Clark, John Thompson, and Gary Girton followed by the Alexander Family Buick GMC of John Panko, Pat Long, Ray Merril, and Mike Reichenbach winning watches from Walker's Jewelers, gift cards to Ultimate Car Wash, and passes to the Bloomsburg Fair respectively.

The Chamber could not have pulled off such a wonderful day without each and every one of our sponsors.  A full list can be found below along with photos from the day.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for our 2024 tournament - May 23, 2024 location to be determined.  (As you know, in fairness to our members, member golf courses interested in hosting have an equal chance each year, and may contact Taryn Crayton, Director of Member Engagement, at for the next request for proposal.)

Beverage Sponsor: PNC Bank

Hole in One Sponsor: Alexander Family Buick GMC

Longest Drive Prizes: Women's Prize - A gift basket from Blossoms in Bloom by Megan; Men's Prize - A gift basket from Quaker Steak and Lube

Hole Sponsors: Bird Printing, Bodnar Sales & Services, Chevrolet of Bloomsburg, Commercial Stainless, Community Giving Foundation, Henry Dunn Inc, First Keystone Community Bank, Fulton Bank, McKonly & Asbury, Peters Consultants, Inc, Pine Barn Inn, Preferred Portables, Press Enterprise - Commercial Printing, Service Electric, ServPro of Columbia Montour and Sullivan Counties, Steph's Subs, T-Ross Brothers Construction, Trivium, Walker's Jewelers, Williams, Zimmer Insurance

Prize & Gift Sponsors: Aaron Stagliano, Apollo Point, Arts In Bloom, Cole’s Hardware - Bloomsburg, Chris Stamatedes, Dead Man Walking Distillery, Design Group, Elmdale Inn Freas Farm Winery, Henry Dunn Inc, Holly Morrison, Innotek Computer Consulting, Josh Nespoli, Key Partners Reality, Neighbor Lady Vino, Renee Gerringer, Scott's Floral, Webstaurant

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