The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation 15th Annual Golf Outing was held on Tuesday, June 25th. The event was postponed due to flooding on the golf course, but the weather we had on the 25th was worth the wait – it was a beautiful summer evening! 73 people participated in the golfing. The Foundation raised over $9,000 to provide grants for equipment needs at the Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC).
The golf event was again organized by the Foundation Board of Directors and co-chaired by Carol Etter and Ken Gronewold. Christensen Communications Company and Alliance Bank were the Clubhouse Sponsors. There were 16 hole sponsors, 20 volunteers from the Governing Board, Foundation Board, MCHC and the community, and many others who donated to the event. The event included nine holes of golf, hole-in-one and flag contests, a golf ball roll contest, raffle, door prizes, and a grilled chicken dinner.
The Golden Bedpan Golf Ball Roll started out the evening and was sponsored by Christensen Communications. Becky Ibarra was the winner of the $500 prize! Flag contest winners from this year’s outing were as follows: Longest Putt: LeAnn Maloney; Closest to the pin: Joe Wacker; Women’s Longest Drive: Pru Tetzloff; Men’s Longest Drive: Jordan Henry; On the Green for Half the Pot: Duane Olenius. The “Hole In One” Contest was again held on Hole 8, but no one was able to claim the $25,000 Ford vehicle, sponsored by Madelia Ford and Pioneer Bank.
The Foundation awarded cash prizes to the first, ninth and sixteenth place teams. The First Place Team was Team Cerny. The 9th Place team was KNUJ, and the 16th Place Team was Team Fenske.
Adding to the success of the event was a great raffle – winners were Ruth Frederickson, golf bag, Mike Goossen, mystery purse, and Dean Olsen, gas grill. The chicken dinner was again grilled by Gary Forstner and Keith Kilmer. Thank you to the many businesses and individuals who donated items for the raffle and door prizes. A special thanks to Tony Downs Food for donating the chicken breasts for the dinner, to Sweet! Indeed for donating the buns, to Lost Sanity Brewing for a keg of Catatonic Cream Ale, and to Carol Etter for donating the cake. It was a great evening!