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26 teams registered for golf tournament

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Max Blake and Alisa Kelly (right) go over the list of teams at a golf committee meeting Thursday. The meeting included a luncheon sponsored and prepared by Paul Kinder, owner of Kinder and Daughters Auto Sales.</p>

photo by KENNETH FRY

Max Blake and Alisa Kelly (right) go over the list of teams at a golf committee meeting Thursday. The meeting included a luncheon sponsored and prepared by Paul Kinder, owner of Kinder and Daughters Auto Sales.

The 26 teams are set for the sixth annual Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic.

The event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16, at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Alma.

Teams include Acme Brick, Advantage Security, Allstate Insurance - Gary Henry, Arkansas Lamp, Arkhola, Arvest Bank, Bekaert, Benefit Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Coleman Pharmacy, Cox Business, State Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh, First Community Bank, Five Star Pest Control, Hertz Rental Agency, Hubbs-Belcher, Inge Independent Insurance Co., Myers - Beatty Engineering, Progressive Business Systems, River City Coating, Strategic Realty, Swaim Office Products, TEC Staffing Services, United Federal Credit Union, UPS and Western Arkansas Planning and Development District.

Although the teams are in place golf committee chairman Lyn Miller said there are still plenty of opportunities to support the classic, a major fund-raising event for the chamber.

Miller said sponsors are needed for a second drink cart, putting contest and closest to the pin. Exclusive hole sponsors and hole sponsors also are available.

“I am overjoyed with how this year’s golf classic is shaping up,” Miller said. “The committee has done an amazing job.”

Presenting sponsor will be Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative. Cox Business will be the lunch sponsor and Rhodes Chevrolet the hole-in-one sponsor.

Gary’s Collision will be a drink cart sponsor, JMR/PFP the longest drive sponsor, AOG the driving range sponsor and Mediated Solutions the mulligan sponsor.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16, lunch at noon and shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Sponsors may contact Janie Simmons at the chamber (479) 474-2761 or janie@vanburenchamber.org.

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