Clubhouse fundraiser touches $50,000 mark

TH Golf Fundraiser

The community came together on Saturday night, packing the Three Hills Community Centre in support of the Three Hills Golf Club. After a spring of unprecedented flooding the clubhouse was destroyed and they sought the community’s involvement in raising the funds needed to rebuild.

And it certainly was a community affair. Ray Wildeman MC’d the event, and the live auction was presided over by auctioneer Jon Radcliffe. The meal was graciously donated by Bauer Meats, and the High Five Band gave their time as the evening ended with music and dancing.

There were eight big items up for live auction, including hockey tickets for the Flames and Oilers, contributions from the Prairie Brewing Company, quilts, a year of carwashes from Bigfoot & Co., a meat package from Bauer Meats, and, of course, a few rounds of golf. The highest bid item from the live auction was the Fairmont Vacation Getaway which went for $3200, featuring accommodations, a beautiful view, and four rounds of 18 hole golf. Many silent auction items were also donated to the Golf Club’s efforts.

According to organizers, the event raised about $50,000. The Live Auction raised $20,500 and the Silent Auction came in at $13,800.