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Rotary fundraiser nets $20,000 for its programs
Line dancing was popular during the fundraiser. - photo by File photo

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill raised more than $20,000 at its annual fundraiser last month.

More than 150 people attended the Western-themed event at the Richmond Hill City Center. Music was provided by The Rogues. Carrie and Zeke Ondriezek won the two-step dance contest.

Proceeds will be used to help senior citizens and support education, according to club President Rich DeLong.

Rotarians Teresa Merritt and Beverly Cosmann decorated. Emily Markesteyn oversaw the sale, which raised more than $8,000 of the total, assisted by auctioneer Ted Flake.

Covered Wagon $1,000 sponsors included: City Center, Station Exchange Senior Care, Ernest Signature Custom Homes, Coastal Endodontics, Ameris Bank, South State Bank, Coastal Electric Cooperative, First Bank of Coastal Georgia, James R. Gardner LLC, Henderson Law Firm LLC, McDonald’s, Pittman Engineering, Bryan County News and Reflections Magazine.

Stallion $500 sponsors included Southeastern Bank, Re/Max Accent, Whit and Debbie Hollowell, Tom Sawyer, Alilyn Connection, Lanyard Development Inc. and The Savannah Distillery Alehouse.

Wrangler $250 sponsors included Lesley Francis Public Relations, Megateeth Fossils, The F.A. Bartlet Tree Experts, Gaster Lumber, InterLINC, Cathy and Keith Gregory, FireFly, Yates Astro and Line-X.

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