Monday, November 17, 2008
Here's City Manager WILLIAM B. HARRISS, guilty of golf
CONTROVERSIAL ST. AUGUSTINE CITY MANAGER WILLIAM B. HARRISS LOOKS LIKE HE'S BEEN LIVING HIGH ON THE HOG AFTER 10.5 YEARS IN THE CITY MANAGER'S JOB -- HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK WILLIAM B. HARRISS WEIGHS?
"If I had my way, no man guilty of golf would be eligible to any office of trust under the United States." -- Henry Louis Mencken
Golf tournament raises funds for local charities
Special to The Record
Publication Date: 10/08/08
The golf gods (sic) were kind to the 10th Annual Ernie's Tools Golf Tournament at the St Johns County Golf Course on Sept. 13. The sun shone brightly and there was hardly a cloud in the sky as 33 teams teed off for 18 holes of shotgun format, best ball scoring golf.
Most teams were comprised of local businessmen and their associates. Prizes for longest putt, straightest drive and closest to the pin were awarded.
The winning team for the third year in a row was that of Bill Harriss, Joe Tringali, Don Crichlow and Rob Lichter, scoring 13 under with a total of 57.
Jack Wilson Dealerships sponsored a hole-in-one challenge with the opportunity to win a 2009 Buick and a weekend resort getaway unfortunately, the prizes went back to the dealership again this year.
Play was rounded off with lunch at the clubhouse and a drawing. Companies donated more than 85 prizes to the cause, ensuring that virtually no one went home empty handed.
At the end of the day, more than $5,000 was raised for the St. Gerard Campus in St Augustine and the Salvation Army.
Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so by stopping by Ernie's Tool & Specialty, 20 S. Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, FL 32084 and asking for Rich or calling 829-5712.
The St. Gerard Campus provides a safe haven for pregnant women and offers them an opportunity to continue their education, shelter for those turned out by their families, medical and emotional support throughout their pregnancy and first months of motherhood, as well as adoption services for those who need it. In its 25 years of service, The St Gerard Campus has saved 27,000 babies.
Founded in London in 1865, the goal of the Salvation Army is to provide a spiritual foundation from which people can begin new lives.
Today all across the world, through community centers, social service programs and disaster relief efforts that focus on providing not just temporary help, but psychological, social and spiritual aid to those in need, the Salvation Army offers support.
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