Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

To the Editor:

We would like to thank all the people who recently participated in, sponsored, volunteered and basically made the 17th Annual "Big Mac Attack" Golf Tournament possible.

We have been amazed each and every year with the turnout for this fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Indianapolis. This year we ended up with 60 three-man teams.

We raised over $5,500 to be sent to The Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.

We are proud to thank the following sponsors & participants who have supported the effort. We are proud to say that over $55,000 has been sent to "The House" over the 17 year period to help families with critically ill children.

Our deepest thanks to the following:

Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home, Baesler's Food Center, Randy Baker, PA, Bart Beard, Golf Pro, Brad and Julie Beard, Bender Lumber Company, Bloomfield State Bank of Linton, Richard Brown Insurance Agency, Coca Cola of Terre Haute, County Muffler of Linton, Chamber of Commerce of Linton, Dever Distribution of Terre Haute, Dr. Paul Dunkerly, Dr.Pepper/Jeff Chamness, Edward Jones Investments, Terry Meek, Keith and Patricia Graves, Greene County General Hospital, Jenkins Funeral Home of Bloomfield, Key Associates of Linton, Greene County Daily World, Keystone Foods, Linton Family Pharmacy, Leigh Lumber/Leigh Racing, Linton Motors, Linton Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3087, Linton Sav-A-Lot Foods, Linton Shrine Club, Linton Sporting Goods, Main Source Financial Group, Mercury Cleaners of Linton, Monty McKim's Auction Service, Regions Bank, Southside Express of Linton, Superior Ice of Linton, Bob Walters Auto Sales of Linton, Wal-Mart Super Store of Linton and Beth Werntz and her fellow teachers and classmates for their monetary donation to the House along with Bret and Gene Margraf. Family members, Jim and Teresa and Tierney Margraf, from Arcadia, Ohio, Stephanie Margraf, from Cincinnati, Ohio, Simone Margraf from Portland, Mi. and David Rookesberry were a tremendous asset to us over the weekend.

We thank them for their donation of time and effort for the tournament.

Individuals we would like to recognize for their help: Brook French, Ashley Dunkerly, Jamie and Bart Beard, Stoney @ Sav-A-Lot, and many friends and family of the tournament too numerous to mention who helped in so many ways to make it successful.

We are proud to say that in the 17 years we have promoted this tournament we have submitted over $55,000 to Ronald McDonald House of Indianapolis thanks to the generous outpouring of our friends, family and business associates in Greene County and beyond.

Many families from our local area have understood why efforts like this tournament are organized to help provide a place of comfort for the family members of children who need care at one of the Indianapolis hospitals.

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who has and will continue to support such a worthy effort. We thank everyone for all the generosity and kindness you have given.

Thanks again to everyone!

Jerry and Gayle Margraf

Owner/Operators of McDonald's of Greene County