A local non-profit organization has supported families of children with special needs and children for over a decade through the hard work of a five-member board of directors and a strong committee that supports them.
Four Holes Fishing for Friends continues to donate to charity to help these families offset medical and other costs with an upcoming banquet and live auction.
The 14th annual event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at the Govindbhai Patel Community Center at 1175 Five Chop Road in Orangeburg. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. A live auction, silent auction and raffles will be held from 7:00 p.m. until.
The five board members are Mark Murphy, Timmy Judy, Terri Lynne Sikes, Walt Pooser and Celeste Zeigler.
Cameron resident Murphy said the annual banquet and live auction raised up to $ 225,000.
“We have probably 40 people helping us overall to set this up. So it’s not just about the five of us on the board. We have a great committee behind us,” he said. he declares.
Everything from hunting and fishing trips and vacation homes to prints and guns are part of the auction items that will be featured at the event.
Launched in the spring of 2006, the non-profit organization has donated over $ 500,000 to families since its inception. It turned from a friendly neighborhood bass fishing tournament, held in the Four Holes area. The winner of the tournament decided not to take the modest amount of money raised, leaving the question of what to do with the funds.