To the editor:

Grow! Highland County held its fourth annual golf tournament Friday, July 9 at Buckeye Hills Country Club.

G.B. Fordyce Foundation and Weller’s Plumbing & Heating sponsored the meal for the day, catered by Hannah Willey.

Grow! would like to thank our 15 golf teams and the following hole sponsors: Adena Health System, Banks Construction, Buckeye Boat Repair, Cellular Solutions Computer Repair & Networking, Donald Fender Realty, Dumbfounded Band, Faith’s Fancy Feeds, First State Bank, Gideon May Construction, Hess Auction Co., LLC/Walker Real Estate Advisors, H&R Block Hillsboro, Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro Transport, Holtfield Station, Horne Law Office, Hunter Family Chiropractic, Impact Fitness, Peoples Bank, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Prospect Cattle, Saucy Sisters, Single Office Stop, Southern Hills Community Bank, Southern Ohio RetroFoam, Turner & Sons Funeral Home, W & W Dry Cleaning/Linen Closet, Willey & Son Trucking and Wilmington Savings Bank.

In addition, we would like to thank our Silent Auction/Raffle donors: Julie Bolender, Dianna Setty, First State Bank, Saucy Sisters Pizza, Tracy Evans, Hillsboro Elks and Valley Vista Golf Course. In addition, we would like to thank all our volunteers for the day.

Grow! would like to congratulate our first-place team, Wilmington Savings Bank, with team members Ryan Bowman, Wayne Bowman, Jake DeHart and Mark Hunter. The first-place team won $500, and Wilmington Savings Bank graciously donated the money back to Grow!

Our second-place team was Merchants National Bank with team members Jim Evans, Linda Smith, Denise Fauber and Chris Fauber.

Grow! Highland County was created to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Services have evolved to help existing businesses maximize their potential, and Grow! has established an excellent track record of helping businesses not only to survive, but to thrive.

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Tracy Evans
Executive Director
Grow! Highland County