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Weather Did Not Dampen Harold’s Golf Fiasco 2017 Total [PHOTO GALLERY]

Tara Ankrum-Olson
Tara Ankrum-Olson

The rainy weather for Harold’s Golf Fiasco this year didn’t stop Harold, his family, the amazing volunteers or the dedicated golfers from having a day of laughter and fun.  The auction was indoors this year and was equally as successful. Below are pictures from this year’s event, as well as details in the upcoming Hog Roastin’ Fiasco.

There are so many people involved with all three Harold’s events that are “behind the scenes”. They don’t hear their name on the radio, I don’t get to give them the hug they deserve, and they aren’t called out for their time, efforts and dedication in a crowd. But, year after year, they come back, they keep giving what they can, when they can and they help to make the event/day fun, and the total donation to St. Jude phenomenal. In fact, this year people were bidding and winning auction items and re-donating them!!!!

To anyone/everyone who has a part in making all of Harold’s Fiascoes a success, whether you’ve donated space, food, time, auction or prize items, or came to golf or bought something in the live auction, a heartfelt thank you.  Especially to a community that I still call “home”, whose residents I call “family”. Thank you to Harold Ankrum and his family, I give you the biggest kudos, if it weren’t for your year round efforts and insight to have started the golf outing, Harold’s Fiasco wouldn’t exist.

Here are the days stats according to Tara Ankrum Olson, $17,777 was raised with the addition of a new online option for those that couldn’t make it to Pine Hill Golf course and still wanted to make a donation.  There were 202 golfers that signed up, 164 golfers came and donated and out of those 133 actually ventured out in the non-stop rain and golfed!

That total will be announced and proper thanks yous will be given when the check is presented during the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radiothon on B105 and KOOL 101.7 in February of 2018.  A special thank you to Tara for providing the photos for this year’s gallery.

Save the date for the Hog Roastin’ Fiasco, Saturday, September 9th.  The fabulous food will be served at the Carlton VFW, 124 Chestnut Ave from 1-5p. The crew will be serving out-of-this-world fresh roasted pork sandwiches with all the fixin’s, hand-crafted BBQ sauce and of course, Ray Schmitz’s famous baked beans.  NEW THIS YEAR, you can call or text for delivery!  Simply call 218.348.4492 and let them know how many meals you’d like delivered.  Delivery was started at the Pancake Breakfast this year and it was such a hit we thought we’d do it again!  We’ll see you there! (or we’d love to delivery to you).


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