To the Editor:

The Moneta Lions Club held their Sixteenth Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser on April 18th at the Mariners Landing Golf & Country Club in Huddleston. The Club continues to help people in the area through eyesight and hearing preservation and other programs.  The outing helped raise essential monies for things over and above our time; equipment, screening, education and providing eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids and other equipment for the needy in the area.

The Moneta Lions Club would like to thank the golfers that turned out and the many tournament sponsors and donors.  The Gold Sponsors this year were All Seasons Marine Services, Inc., Bob Riddick Home Services,  Conrad Brothers Marine, Moneta, Downtown Moneta @ SML, ENIRTEP, Inc., F. & B. Contractors, Bedford, Heath’s Waterfront Grill, Huddleston and M. L. Realty, Huddleston.  The Major Sponsors this year include; Absolute Collision of SML, American National Bank, Arthur’s Jewelry, Bedford, Moneta, Ashman & Gordon Heating & Electrical, Capps Home Building Center, Crystal Shores Marina Resort, LLC,  Davenport Energy, DePaul Wealth Management, El Toreno Mexican Grill, Hardy, Moneta, Fraternal Order of the Eagles S.M.L. AERIE 4344, Tim Haer, Hales Ford Harbor Inn, Haley Toyota, Roanoke, Ivy Hill Golf Club, Forest,  Lyons Team Realtors, Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club, Massage Works, M.L. Sutphin Insurance Agency, Midpoint Chevrolet, Inc., Rocky Mount, Moneta Farm & Home Center,   Preu Enterprises, Schewel Furniture, Bedford, Southside Electric Cooperative, Moneta, Tacoma Management, The Thomas Agency – Allstate, Tuck Chiropractic Center, Bedford & Vinton, Union Bank & Trust, Moneta, Valley View Endodontics, Vinny’s Italian Grill, Moneta and Webster Marine Center – Mark Mills.

Golfer prizes included a new Sea-Doo w/Trailer for a “Hole-in-One” on #16 par-3 hole (Webster Marine), greens fees at Ashley Plantation, Botetourt Country Club, Blue Hills Golf Club, Hanging Rock, Ivy Hill (4 Rounds), Mariners Landing (also 4 Rounds) and The Westlake, Gift Cards, Gift Certificates and other items of equipment and sportswear from local merchants.

The Moneta Lions Club would also like to thank those area businesses that signed up as  Hole Sponsors:  All-Size Storage, Atlantic Bay Mortgage, Ayers Garage, Inc., Aztec Rental Center, Bayside Marina & Yacht Club, Bill’s Lock & Key, Blue Ridge Dental Group @ SML, Bryan D. Sicher, D.M.D., Burch – Messier Funeral Home, Craft Collision Center, Debbie Robbins State Farm Ins., Dr. Richardson, DDS, Eastlake 122 Self Storage,   El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, Federal Exterminating Service, George Cooper – State Farm, Gills Creek Marina, Glenda McDaniel – Long & Foster, Grand Home Furnishings,  Haywood’s Westlake LLC, Hometown Bank, Jeff Persinger – State Farm, Lake Inn,   Modern Nails Spa, Peaks View Dental, Outdoor Lighting Expressions, Phil Hager Insurance, Print-n-Paper – Westlake, Piedmont Eye Center, Scott & Bond, Inc., Smith Mountain Lake Appraisals,LLC, SML Chiropractic Center, SML Family Practice, SML Property – M.L. Realty, SML Hearing Center, SML Signs & More, Southern Roots, Steve Chiminello/ Long & Foster,  Team Coachworks, Inc., Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, The Glebe Inc., The Woodshop, Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Updike Funeral Home, Vogel & Cromwell, Walmart Super Center – Bedford, Westlake Auto, Westlake Turf & Irrigation, Westlake Veterinary Medical Center and Whitehouse Corner Store.  

Many fine gifts that were given by local and area businesses were used as door and raffle prizes. Awards and prizes were given out after a fine dinner at Heath’s Waterfront Grill (The Bedford Room) at the Pointe, Mariners.

Lion Del Bailey, Golf Outing Chair and Treasurer and Lion 

Rob Senoski, P.R. Chair


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