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Leonard FCA huddle to host Golf Tournament, holds banquet

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May 12, 2011 - The Leonard Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be holding their sixth annual golf tournament on Friday, May 13 at 12 noon at Webb Hill Country Club in Wolfe City at 438 FM 2358.

Registration and lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and shot gun start will be at 1 p.m. The tournament will be played by Florida Scramble rules. There will be prizes awarded for Closest to Pin on each par three; first, second and third place teams and Longest Drive hole.

A corporate sponsorship consists of four players and a hole sponsorship and costs $440. Individual players will pay $85 each and includes two mulligans - one each side on green. A hole sponsorship consists of a person's or business' name on a sign at each hole and costs $100.

Please make checks payable to Leonard FCA and mail to Eugene Kegans, P.O. Box 1229, Leonard, Texas 75452. If you need additional information, please call 903-587-3363, 903-815-2994 or Larry Thompson at 903-587-2493.

The annual FCA banquet was held on Monday night, May 9 at 7 p.m. Haley Brunson, president of the Leonard High School FCA gave the welcome and invocation. The meal was a covered dish event with many homemade dishes and desserts. The traditional way an FCA event is carried out was then implemented when Joe Mac Sudderth and Brooke Kay led the group in the FCA theme song and "Father Abraham". April Jones, one of the high school recruiters for the year,gave a report on the business of FCA for the 2010/2011 year. Taylor Conti, current vice-president of the high school huddle, talked about the many service projects the high school and junior high huddles carry out during the year. A short slide show was shown, put together by Catelyn Cash, of LHS huddle. Junior high huddle leaders, Tenasha Ballard, Scott Bratt, and Russell Wilcox gave a report. Eugene Kegans, Adult huddle co-president gave a report of the adult huddle. He also encouraged those in attendance to encourage area golfers to participate in the upcoming 6th Annual FCA Golf Tournament this Friday. Area FCA Representative, Mike Noack, made a short speech, telling how he is always encouraged to attend events in Leonard. Kay and Sudderth lead the group in "I Can Sing of Your Love Forever" just before B. K. Scott of Wolfe City brought the message. Scott is a 2008 graduate of Wolfe City High School, a minister, a manager of McDonalds and is a National Powerlifting Champion and holds the National Powerlifting Record in bench press which he set in high school. New officers for LHS are Conti-president, Bratt-vice president, Caroline Broadway-secretary, Wilcox-treasurer, Ballard-recruiter and songleaders will be Derianne Connelly and Whitney Fleming. New officers for the LJH campus will be Ciara Bush-president, Brex Schur-vice-president, Hailey Black-secretary, Nathan Anderson-treasurer and Erica Helms-recruiter.

Female Huddle Member of the Year went to Haley Brunson and Male Huddle Member of the Year went to Wesley Orr. Four adults who supported the huddles throughout the year, Carla Harris, Jimi Bratt, Patti Brunson and Coach Don Daniels were presented with cards. Closing remarks were made by incoming LHS president Conti. The candlelight ceremony was carried out to "How Great Is Our God" and the benediction was offered by Wesley Orr.

Pictured above are Brooke Kay leading FCA members in the closing song "How Great is Our God" with Coach Don Daniels, speaker B. K. Scott, Deriane Connelly and Caroline Broadway participating in the candlelighting ceremony which ends each FCA Banquet. - Ava Barlow staff photo

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