Jamie Keller, a member of the Palco 4-H club, knows a thing or two about raising award winning hogs. He also knows how to support a worthwhile cause.
Jamie, age 13 and the son of Jeff and Lacey Keller of Palco, wanted to help support the Rooks County Health Center (RCH) in some way, and with the guidance of his parents, hit on the idea of offering one of his show pigs as a donation for the upcoming fundraising event being held by the Rooks County Healthcare Foundation (RCHF).
Fairways For The Future, a charity golf tournament being held on September 14 to help fund the new hospital expansion project, includes a whole hog roast supper after the tournament. Jamie is donating a market weight hog that earned him a blue ribbon at the Rooks County Free Fair.
Jamie won a total of three blue ribbons in the market weight category and a Grand Champion award in the breeding gilt category. Not just an award winning hog raiser, Jamie also earned Grand Champion ribbons in the visual arts and rocketry categories.
The 248 pound blue ribbon winner will be the “guest of honor” at the general admission event held after the golf tournament. The event includes an evening of music and dancing provided by local band Gypsy Road.
Fairways For The Future is a 3 Person Scramble charity golf tournament that will be held at the Rooks County Golf Course 5 miles north of Plainville, KS.
Golfers in the 18 hole tournament receive the whole hog roast dinner, live music, silent auction for their registration fee. Cash prizes will be awarded, plus golfers can enter for a chance to snag $50,000 in the Hole in One Contest, sponsored by Solutions North Bank of Stockton.
For those who don’t play golf but want to join the after tournament party, tickets are available for $25 per person for the supper and music. Tickets for the after tournament party can be purchased at Carmichael True Value and Ruder Oil in Plainville and Solutions North Bank in Stockton.
The golf tournament begins play at 9:00. Admission for the hog roast supper and music begins at 4:00 on Saturday, September 14.
Golfers can register before 8/31/19 for early registration discount. On line registration is available at www.fairways4thefuture.com or by calling Eric Sumearll at 785-688-4428.