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Veterans Golf Classic raises money for Fargo, Fergus Falls facilities

Golf Classic Committee members Harland Thompson, Laurette Paulson, Frank Gathman, Merle Sagen, Dave Coalwell, and Virginia Gathman from the Detroit Lakes area, present a check to Lavonne Liversage & Jack Barrows of the Fargo VA Medical Facility for hospitalized veterans comfort items and other needs. The total amount was almost $4,500.

The 8th annual veterans golf classic was held this summer at the Forest Hills Golf Course and the funds raised came from golfer's registrations, business hole sponsorships and donated silent auction items. Golfers came from all across the upper Midwest, and all of the local veteran's organizations helped in coordinating the event. Committee members look forward to an even better tournament next year.

Fergus Falls

The Fergus Falls Veterans Home, with director Deanna Mounts accepting, received a check from Veterans Golf Classic committee members Merle Sagen, Virginia Gathman, Dave Coalwell, Frank Gathman, & Harland Thompson. The check represents funds received from the 8th annual golf classic held this summer at Forest Hills Golf Course and goes toward the purchase of comfort items for the residents. The donation amount came from golfers registration fees, business hole sponsorships, and donated silent auction items, and the total donation was almost $4,500. Golfers came from all across the Midwest and very much enjoyed themselves while raising funds for veterans. Most local veterans groups helped with the tournament and the committee members look forward to an even better tournament next year.